Tilman Schmidt wrote: > Am 19.04.2012 23:42, schrieb Giles Coochey: >> On 19/04/2012 01:28, Larry Martell wrote: >>> >>> 18) If you're on AOL, don't worry about anything I've said here. >>> You're already a fucking laughing stock, and there's no hope for you. >>> >> Oh, that fateful day when AOL joined usenet, and usenet died. > > IIRC that wasn't the same day. Usenet did not die that way. In fact, it was later that year? the next year? that I was one of the 13 proponents who created a new Big 8 newsgroup.... On the other hand, AOL was a *royal* pain, given that they autosubscribed people to selected newsgroups... and alt.best.of.internet was one, and they had no clue, "we can post whatever we want wherever we want".... mark "why, yes, I *do* remember Kantor & Siegal, and the aftermath to them"