We return to the early 80s and 90s to discuss the rise of consumer access to Usenet and the following decline of the service and its rise to the ranks of the undead.
- Show introduction
- Merging of networks
- SPAM, SPAM, more SPAM
- A brief analysis of the “Decline”
- Mozilla Thunderbird: https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/
- Eternal September: https://www.eternal-september.org/
- https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9987679 – Hacker News forum conversation from 2015 discussing the decline of Usenet availability with ISPs
- https://web.archive.org/web/20100726200800/www.dukenews.duke.edu/2010/05/usenet.html – Duke shuts down its usenet server
- https://web.archive.org/web/20070822223030/https://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/usenet/software/part1.html – Earlier Usenet Documentation
- ftp://ftp.cs.toronto.edu/doc/programming/ – FTP archive including papers on usenet
- https://www.giganews.com/usenet-history/ – Giganews Usenet History
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompuServe – History of CompuServ
- http://meatballwiki.org/wiki/TheSeptemberThatNeverEnded – Endless September
- https://www.fastcompany.com/3046194/a-brief-history-of-aol – History of AOL
- https://groups.google.com/g/net.news.group/c/uWqKiWoiaSA/m/yJZ1uqmCGtIJ – Great Renamining Commentary
- https://groups.google.com/g/news.misc/c/AT2DFqBWgw4 – Usenet discussion on “Commercial Access”
- https://youtu.be/1npzZu83AfU – Early AOL TV commercial
- https://www.zdnet.com/article/usenet-junk-e-mail-could-swamp-the-system-friday/ – Spam protest.
- http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Fight-Child-Porn-ByDoing-Nothing-Differently-96080 – DSL reports article and thread on dropping news groups.
- https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2008/07/02/broadband-adoption-in-the-united-states/ – Broadband uptake in the united states
- Music by Audionautix.com – Creative Commons licensed music and commercial options available.