0 comments on “Privacy is becoming the new terrorism

  1. Sez you:

    If you’re not familiar with Usenet newsgroups, they’ve been around for nearly 15 years (if not more)

    Try 28 years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet:

    “Usenet is one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use. It was established in 1980, following experiments from the previous year,
    […]
    By 1983 the number of UUCP hosts had grown to 550, nearly doubling to 940 in 1984.
    […]
    Google Groups hosts an archive of Usenet posts dating back to May 1981.”

    Hell, when I discovered Usenet 15 years ago, it was abundantly clear I was a Johnny-come-lately.

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  2. Oh yeah, I know it’s been around for ages… But I thought it was mostly used by nerds/academics/etc until the early 90’s or so, when it exploded and was discovered by everybody else (including spammers). I do remember playing with it in my college days and having the same “Where have I been??” feeling you describe. 🙂

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