[TUHS] Steve Bellovin recounts the history of USENET

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Thu Nov 21 13:42:56 AEST 2019

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:40:48PM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 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.
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/comp.arch
> 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.

Yeah on the pain in the ass, is there a way to search all of Usenet or
is it per group only?

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