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Post by bob » 12/12/01, 4:22 am

Valuable list members, I beg your indulgence, but this is of
major historical interest:

http://slashdot.org/articles/01/12/11/0132213.shtml

http://www.google.com/googlegroups/arch ... ce_20.html

Google Groups
20 Year Usenet Archive Now Available

New! Google has fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives
into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 700 million
messages dating back to 1981. We believe this to be the most complete
collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating
first-hand historical account.

To see for yourself the first posts detailing the World Wide Web,
Linux and Mosaic as well as other memorable moments, click on the
links below. If you come across other noteworthy historical posts
while mining the archive, please forward them to us at
usenet-timeline@google.com. We'll add the most interesting links to
the timeline below. Please note that while your own first post was
undoubtedly of great personal historical value, we will only be able
to include submissions of interest to a wide range of users.

[Note: They *are* missing stuff, as what was archived in the very
early days seems to be sparse. But this is still amazingly cool]

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Post by RedRage » 12/12/01, 4:32 am

I saw that this morning.. its flipp'n amazing <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

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Post by Gerry » 12/12/01, 8:16 pm

Dam that goes back even b4 I was born... just!
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Post by JohnT » 12/13/01, 2:56 am

Excellent. I can't believe I've overlooked "Google Groups" archives all this time. That one is going on "Search Bar".

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