UUCP and Netnews

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <jss_at_ou.edu>
Date: Wed Jun 20 21:31:26 2001

Quoting "R. D. Davis" <rdd_at_smart.net>:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> >
> > Why, USENET-Classic, of course :)
> Here's a vote for Sellam's choice of naming! I like it!

A good suggestion to be sure, but I myself must abandon my own
suggestion (USEfulNET) and go with USENET-0, which someone else
suggested. The reason is twofold: first, the obvious reason that
there is USENET (assumed to have a -1 appended) and a USENET-2
which came after it, so our "classic" USENET can be taken as a
recreation of something *before* -1 and needs to be -0; second,
the smart-ass programmer inside me knows that counting should
begin at 0 instead of 1, so having a -0 would remedy a most
disturbing situation. :-)

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Wed Jun 20 2001 - 21:31:26 BST

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