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|40th anniversary of the conception of Usenet||AnonUser|
|Re: 40th anniversary of the conception of Usenet||AnonUser|
So Usenet started as a shell script:
Posted by Julien ÉLIE:
Steven Bellovin, co-inventor of Usenet is currently blogging about the
early history and design decision of Usenet.
In part V "Implementation and User Experience", we hear about the
implementation of "the very first version of Netnews software as a
Bourne Shell script. It was about 150 lines long, but implemented such
features as multiple newsgroups and cross-posting."
Posted on Rocksolid Light
The design is shitty, but the content is great. Thanks for sharing.
Could not find the bit with the shellscript...
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