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R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008 625

CorinneI writes "In a way inconceivable in today's marketplace, Usenet was where people once went to talk — in days before the profit-centric Internet we have today. The series of bulletin boards called 'newsgroups' shared by thousands of computers, which traded new messages several times a day, is now a thing of the past."

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.