Microsoft doesn't like ClassicCmp?
jfoust at threedee.com
Tue Jan 24 07:22:40 CST 2006
At 08:53 AM 1/22/2006, Scott Stevens wrote:
>Usenet is _hoarded_ by Google, not maintained.
>The idea of Usenet being 'maintained' by one corporate entity
>goes against all the principles of Usenet.
Early Usenet was not without its debates, especially over which
set of greybeards would determine which groups were recognized
by major hosts and how those groups were named.
Google isn't "hoarding" Usenet. They're just one of the
very few companies who treat it as valuable. For that matter,
given the effort it took for them to find the ancient archives
that they did preserve, apparently many other people did not
value those old postings (in toto) as a very few of us do today.
Most other companies (such as ISPs) no longer value it.
You might as well complain about why DEC and Sun and your
local university aren't supporting a server and a feed.
Gone are the days when you can expect your ISP to provide a
news feed and server.
But you're still free to set up your own feed and server, no?
If you can find someone to peer it to you.
Long gone are the days when one person could spend a few hours
and read everything that was posted to every group on Usenet
More apropo Entourage, it seems like a reasonably nice Mac version
of Outlook. It wouldn't surprise me if it was slightly different
in obscure header handling. I've grown despondent about the hope of
finding a decent replacement for Eudora/Win. The company seems
to be going down the tubes in quality and support. I want something
that'll handle a gig or two of mailboxes without hiccup.
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