[TUHS] Steve Bellovin recounts the history of USENET

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Thu Nov 21 13:40:48 AEST 2019

On 11/20/19 10:14 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
> Yeah, I'd be super happy if he joined the list.  I enjoyed reading
> those, wished he had gone into more detail.
> On the Usenet topic, does anyone remember dejanews?  Searchable
> archive of all the posts to Usenet.  Google bought them and then,
> so far as I know, the searchable part went away.
> If someone knows how to search back to the beginnings of Usenet,
> my early tech life is all there, I'd love to be able to show my kids
> that.  Big arguing with Mash on comp.arch, following Guy Harris on
> comp.unix-wizards, etc.


Then a combination of date-based filters and searching for messages
should get you closer. I've used it before, it's a huge pain in the
ass, but it's better than zero.

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		 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
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