Proposing a new newsgroup: Internet History

I am thinking about making a formal proposal for one of two new
unmoderated groups. The group would either be comp.internet.history or
soc.history.internet. I think you can see where these two names could
possibly overlap.

The general idea of the new group is to discuss retro internet
technologies such as IRC, ftp sites, BBSs (telnet and otherwise), MUDS,
MOOs, and of course Usenet and others. We could also discuss the culture
that surrounded many of these technologies especially IRC and Usenet as
they were maturing. Many of use don’t consider these technologies to be
“retro” because we use them everyday and yet interest in them is waning
and in order for them to continue, fresh interest must be continually be
added.

I don’t know if anyone could possibly be interested, but the only way to
find out is to ask. If I get enough positive feedback, I’ll write up an
official CFD and submit it to the board. I won’t do anything if no one is
interested.

2 thoughts on “Proposing a new newsgroup: Internet History

  1. A more interesting project would be a youtube video with SUSE information. Currently, on random bimonthly occasions, I see SUSE posts of interest

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    1. SUSE already has 4 different YouTube channels and OpenSUSE has their own. I don’t make content for them (at least not yet).

      OpenSUSE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXPcicLBLCOpPEk-hC6yyzQ

      SUSECON – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFh0pyH7OTT5onsaoiTAgIg
      SUSE Labs – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfGYQhdYUehpxYPnfXPiGpg
      SUSE Technical Product Training – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCicS04-sV9fII5NPprNAM9A
      SUSE Main – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTfqIzPKz4f_dri36lAQGA

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