Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Tue Aug 26 09:57:50 AEST 2014

On Mon, 25 Aug 2014, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:

> I remember when the newsgroup traffic on Usenet hit 5 MB/day.  I think 
> that was the third "death of the net" predicted event.  Then someone 
> stepped up and explained (in a newsgroup) how to work your way through 
> the entire mess, using very optimized applications of rn and kill files 
> :-)  Where is Henry Spencer these days, anyway?!

For me, the death happened when thanks to the "cancel wars" the newsgroup 
ctl.cancel had the highest volume; at that moment I shut down our NNTP 
feed and went to mailing lists.

Knowing utzoo!henry (and I did meet him when he was visiting Australia) I 
have no doubt that he's around somewhere.

-- Dave

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