Rogers and Usenet

Peter plp-ysDPMY98cNQDDBjDh4tngg at
Thu Nov 17 09:21:50 UTC 2005

> Today in the newspaper, I read that Rogers is dropping Usenet service.
> I am on Rogers.

> Overall, the picture is gloomy; if Micro$oft doesn't kill the Net as we
> know it, the big ISPs will.

Most 'very large' ISPs like AOL Compuserve (wee, it's been 10+ years!) 
etc have always preferred the 'closed' discussion group model, usually 
using their own browser software. This is coming back as discussion 
forums imho.

But most usenet servers are open source and I think that they will be 
around for a while.

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