From: Nevin Liber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [COFF] Re: Anyone still using USENET?
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:24:07 -0600 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAGg_6+NB8Vi9EOuET=30WWr3CjjKqjd93rWzp=SDf0a0PgXNPg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
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On Sat, Jan 28, 2023 at 4:16 AM Andy Kosela <email@example.com> wrote:
> Great initiative and idea! While I am personally not interested in reading
> USENET that much nowadays, the concept of providing free, public access to
> classic Internet services (public USENET, FTP, IRC, finger, etc.) gets all
> my praise. What happened to free, public services these days?
First off, what is stopping you from providing free, public access to those
I don't know where you are, but I have orders of magnitude more access to
freely available content and services than I ever did in the heyday of
Usenet, etc. And for most of it, one doesn't have to be highly technical
to use it.
> Everything appears to to be subscriber pay-as-you-go based. The
> commercialization killed the free spirit of Internet we all loved in the
"Free" was never really true, as it required massive subsidies of
equipment, power, bandwidth and employee time, usually w/o the direct
knowledge or consent of the entities paying for it.
It reminds me of the lemonade stands I'd occasionally run as a kid, which
were "profitable" to me because mom and dad, with their knowledge and
consent, let me pretend that the costs were $0.
Nevin ":-)" Liber <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> +1-847-691-1404
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