Usenet over the years rather than Usenet now.
Hosts articles from 1981 and 1982, which means long before the Great Renaming, for historical purposes.
What the Great Renaming was, who did it, and what hierarchies were removed and created.
Brad Templeton recalls the early days of the Internet and the rise of Usenet.
An eyewitness account and timeline of the start of "meowing" on usenet. Newsgroup invasions, large numbers of posts, net kooks.
Links to Michael and Ronda Hauben's on-line book. Presents the history and impact of various aspects of the Net, such as the Internet, ARPANET, and Usenet. Attempts to help readers understand the origins of the Net, so they might help preserve its value throughout future developments and changes.
Shows Usenet, updated in real time as it was thirty years ago.
Documents the ancient process to create, rename, remove, or change the moderation status of newsgroups in the Big Eight hierarchies. Currently, the management is done by the Big-8.org team. Written by Russ Allbery
News item about the death, in 2001, of Jim Ellis, who helped create Usenet.
A Usenet post by Gene Spafford, archived 9 February 1998 by the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences. A useful historical summary, particularly in terms of the software used for usenet.
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