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Gibbering clones the future of Usenet?

Title: Gibbering clones the future of Usenet?
Date: Thursday, 16 September 1999
Publisher: The Australian
Author: Daniel Rutter
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Imagine, if you will, a public forum where anybody can stand on a soapbox and speak, and everyone can listen to any of the speakers they choose. What you're imagining is, more or less, Usenet. Usenet is an enormous collection of publicly accessible fora where you can post and read messages about more or less everything anyone talks about. Some postings are brilliant, some are less brilliant, some are inane, some are utterly unfathomable. But everyone with Internet access can have ... [Read the rest at]