YAAYD (Yet another "Ten (0A) year" discussion) (was: GOPHER

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 20:02:57 2004

At 07:43 PM 10/26/2004, you wrote:
>Actually, the CompuServe info is available -- I think. Check out Jason Scott's
>page: http://www.textfiles.com

No, Grasshopper, that's not what I'm talking about. :-) In its
best days, Compuserve had hundreds of threaded, topic'd forums
within forums, moderated and each with their own file library.
Forum message turnover was measured in days.

I'd be shocked and surprised to hear that they ever archived it.
It would be buildings full of 9-tracks. On the other hand, they
were quite proprietary (rightfully so) about their ownership of
the collection copyright to the messages and files.

There were a half-dozen other comparable national networks,
too - Delphi, the Source, the Well, the various projects of
Quantum (the fledging AOL), etc.

- John
Received on Tue Oct 26 2004 - 20:02:57 BST

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