Re: Re: Z1 & Z2 in disguise. 001.jpg
  Matthew Geier

On 13/5/19 10:44 am, David McLoughlin wrote:
> Matthew Geier wrote:


> >


> But Usenet was far too useful and couldn't be used to make money for

> an owner, so they were spammed and flamed out of existence.

usenet was a distributed system - it had no owner or controlling authority.

By nature couldn't be controlled or monetized. It had to die. It was
from the days when the Internet was a cooperative venture between
educational institutions and the US military.

Google bought deja news, a group who tried to make money out of
archiving usenet. It's morphed into google-groups.