The Internet & our hobby

Chuck Guzis cclist at
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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