UUCP and Netnews

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Wed Jun 20 16:50:27 2001

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Brian Chase wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Bill Gunshannon wrote:
> > We could probably start with mostly UUCP over IP by setting the costs
> > higher for true dial-up links and then maybe move some of it over as

With 56K modems, and using inexpensive long-distance services, the
costs should be minimal for those that need a long-distance
connection... a lot less than it was back in the days of Trailblazer
modems or earlier. Isn't there some very inexpensive calling plan now
that makes transatlantic calls very inexpensive as well?

> > even get a paralel USENET running that will be more tightly controlled
> > and thus less full of junk and more usefull like it used to be.

See, there really was a Usenet Cabal... even though we all know that
there is, and never was, a Cabal. ;-)

> Yeah, maybe it should be like a ham radio license. You have to pass a
> test before you're allowed access to it.

Sounds good. Anyone who answers that C-News is a televised newscast,
asks "what's UUCP?," or says "what was wrong with the invasion of the
AOLers?" gets banned from it for life.

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