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Old 12-11-2001, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default Google expands Usenet archive to past 20 years.

This is terrific. Look at the post by Linus Torvalds that started it all. Click Here. Also posts by Tim Berner's Lee - the father of WWW.


Andrew Tanenbaum's(The father of modern Networking, writes amazing books on the subject) debate with Linus Torvalds on Linux and Minix. Click Here.

For other cool links Click here.
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Old 12-11-2001, 12:52 PM   #2
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Very good news. Let's hope it's commercially sustainable for Google.

With this and the Archive.org WayBack Machine both recently opening up the history of the Net/Web, those retrophiles amongst us are bound to go on plenty of enriching field trips into the past.

Personally, I've seen the Linux discussions a few times before, and usually turn to online BBs and search engines for info retrieval, but just knowing that our historical discussions are preserved for all eternity is good news.

In regards to Making Money on the Net, it also makes for a useful tool in uncovering mistakes made by our favorite ad networks in recent history, such as alleged piece of early 1997 spam from John Nail of eAds...then AdClix...then NailItAdvertising...:
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=ea...urfer.sdsc.edu

There's also interesting tidbits from the history of ad review sites, such as Mark Welch's first 'resignation' from the biz in 1997:
http://groups.google.com/groups?q=ma...ca-probate.com

Of course, there's a whole web-worth of information within these archives, and it's great to see a commercial organization prepared to foot the bill in bringing such a rich source of raw data, poetry, philosophy, history, brainstorming and relationship-building back online.
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Old 12-14-2001, 06:51 PM   #3
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Default 20 Year Usenet Archive on Google

Google has integrated the past 20 years worth of Usenet archives into their google groups. Check it out, I love the first BOFH post.

http://www.google.com/googlegroups/a...nounce_20.html
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Old 12-14-2001, 08:13 PM   #4
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Great link Strider, but I think LAH beat you too it...

http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/sh...threadid=14432
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