Wednesday, 19 May 2010


Admittedly it has been years since using Usenet, but back in '92 it really was quite something - many many wonderful groups such as and the official (I was part of that!) ...

Now Duke is shutting down its Usenet server...

A Piece of Internet History
Duke to shut Usenet server, home to the first electronic newsgroups
By Cara Bonnett
Monday, May 17, 2010

This week marks the end of an era for one of the earliest pieces of Internet history, which got its start at Duke more than 30 years ago.
On May 20, Duke will shut down its Usenet server, which provides access to a worldwide electronic discussion network of newsgroups started in 1979 by two Duke graduate students, Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis.

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