OT: Eudora (was: Microsoft doesn't like ClassicCmp?
sastevens at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 24 17:45:59 CST 2006
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 09:32:18 -0500
Roger Merchberger <zmerch at 30below.com> wrote:
> Rumor has it that John Foust may have mentioned these words:
> >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.
> Except the only reason it's being maintained by one corporate entity is
> because *no* other corporate entities give a rip.
It's perhaps utopian to say so, but Usenet isn't supposed to be
dependent on any corporate entity to survive. In fact, it's
based on a decentralized model, and should be dependent on NO
corporate master at all.
And Google has swallowed up the old archives. I haven't seen a
place where I can order it up ad-free on a set of 16 DVD-ROM
disks, yet the classic content COULD be packaged that way fairly
easily, and at low cost.
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