789. >Anonymous-san   User: Anonymous   Post date: 2021/05/29(Sat) 01:10:31          
> what usenet is?


Usenet: /yoos´net/, /yooz´net/, n.

    [from ‘Users' Network’; the original spelling was USENET, but the 
mixed-case form is now widely preferred] A distributed bboard (bulletin 
board) system supported mainly by Unix machines. Originally implemented 
in 1979--1980 by Steve Bellovin, Jim Ellis, Tom Truscott, and Steve 
Daniel at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, it has 
swiftly grown to become international in scope and is now probably the 
largest decentralized information utility in existence. As of late 
2002, it hosts over 100,000 newsgroups and an unguessably huge volume 
of new technical articles, news, discussion, chatter, and flamage every 
day (and that leaves out the graphics...).

    By the year the Internet hit the mainstream (1994) the original 
UUCP transport for Usenet was fading out of use — almost all Usenet 
connections were over Internet links. A lot of newbies and journalists 
began to refer to “Internet newsgroups” as though Usenet was and 
always had been just another Internet service. This ignorance greatly 
annoys experienced Usenetters.

Reference: 2021/05/28(Fri) 20:33:08

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