--On Saturday, August 17, 2002 10:46 AM -0700 Chuq Von Rospach
> On 8/17/02 6:44 AM, "Tom Neff" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Google Groups isn't USENET. It's a USENET archive, which is a much
>> I don't want to drift off into semantics here.
> I'm trying to avoid that, too, but the problem I have is we're both
> agreeing that ot make USENET usable today, we have to gateway it into
> something entirely different and use it over there. That's like saying "I
> really like mailing lists, as long as you gateway into gmane where I can
> read them with my newsreader".
Just to clarify, I am not saying that Usenet needs to be gatewayed
somewhere else to be usable. Usenet works fine on its own terms. But it
was not invented for the purpose of browsably archiving mailing lists, and
for that bonus functionality, it's best to graft something like Google
Groups onto it.