The Internet & our hobby
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Fri Oct 23 12:57:21 CDT 2015
On 10/23/2015 10:43 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> I snorted and started coughing when I read that! :-) Usenet had massive flame
> wars long before the Web existed!
Yes, there were flame wars--but nothing that sank to the level of
depravity of flame wars on the web.
...and it could be just that I hung out on certain newsgroups with a
more refined clientèle. Whatever. This was maybe circa 1981--before
the IBM PC as well. You know, ones that discussed questions such as "Do
all Indo-European languages use a derivation of "ti" or "cha" for the
infusion of certain plants in hot water?" (Answer: no).
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