Old newsreader source code

geneb geneb at deltasoft.com
Thu May 10 08:18:16 CDT 2018

On Wed, 9 May 2018, Rich Alderson via cctalk wrote:

> From: Seth Morabito
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:23 AM
>> As an aside: If you were active on Usenet in 1989, what software were you
>> using?
> 1988-89 is about when I started reading Usenet newsgroups.  At first, I used
> rn under Ultrix (on a VAX 3600, the staff Ultrix system at LOTS), but soon
> switched to Gnews (different from GNUS) under Emacs 18.59 because it saved
> messages into an RMail format mailbox file for later access.  Once I had that I
> almost never used any of the Unix-y newsreaders.

Rich, if you point a reader at nttp.olduse.net, you can start reading in 
1988 again. :)  The most recent messages posted are from 05/10/88.  The 
messages that appear on the server are exactly 30 years behind the current 
date.  It's pretty cool.  Last year was the Great Renaming. :)


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