Old usenet news?

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Wed Dec 8 21:57:23 1999

<According to <http://www.deja.com/help/faq.shtml>, Deja has
<300 million messages, accounting for more than 500 gigabytes
<of disk space. They say Usenet posts are increasing geometrically.

It would be arithmetically but spam raised to 20,000++ newsgroups
may have an impact.

<At least with old news, you can know there's only a finite amount.
<I seem to remember that in 1983 or so, all of Usenet news was only
<pumping a meg or two a day. Can anyone confirm this, or supply
<any other data points along this curve? How many megs of Usenet
<posts might there be in this gap between, say, 1983 and 1995?

I know from 86ish to 91 I had no problem following several groups.
then all of a sudden even one group was too much.

<What are the chances that someone, somewhere, has an archive of
<everything from these years? I guess we only need to find one. :-)

You'd have to check each group. some archived, some didn't. COMP.OS.CPM
used to but I think it's long gone.

Received on Wed Dec 08 1999 - 21:57:23 GMT

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