Remember Usenet? (Still?)

Way back when, our occasional series on user-contributed content mentioned hoary old NNTP, the protocol that made Usenet possible, and how it could still be useful in discussion boards and suchlike.

One of the preëminent mismanaged online behemoths, Deja, faces sale. (A fire sale, actually.) So what happens to the enormous Usenet archive Deja has maintained for years?

We expect it will be lost. Tristan Louis concisely explains a vast set of squid arms and tentacles dragging Dejanews’s irreplaceable archive down to the bottom of the sea.

Posted on 2000-10-28