Veblen was the VAX server used by all Carleton students from from 1993ish-1998ish. It replaced the 2-vax cluster consisting of Tirith and Morgul, which had most of the same functionality. It was named after Thorstein Veblen. It officially went offline in August 1999, shut down ceremonially by then-employee and alum Dave Diehl. Along with email and NOTES (Caucus' predecessor), VEBLEN allowed for instantaneous conversation between logged-on users, which led to the common phrase "VAX-flirting" (and its more negative cousin, "VAX-stalking").