Internet trivia (was Re: Interview questions)

Subject: Internet trivia (was Re: Interview questions)
From: Beth Mazur <mazur -at- MAYA -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 07:46:53 -0500

At 1:56 PM -0800 2/16/97, Elna Tymes wrote:
>The pace of technological development has accelerated so much in the
>last five years (e.g., the web and internet-related activities seemed to
>come from nowhere about three years ago; who'd have predicted MSNBC five
>years ago?; even this newsgroup and groups like it didn't exist five
>years ago) ...

It may seem that way given the explosion of the WWW, but actually groups
like this have been around for at least 15 years, according to the Internet
Timeline at http://info.isoc.org/guest/zakon/Internet/History/HIT.html.
They pinpoint the first Usenet groups in 1979 and listservs in 1981.

However, the boom of the net has certainly changed my pattern of use.
I have been reading netnews since 1983, but over the last year or so
have switched predominantly to listservs to reduce the "noise" level.

Beth Mazur
mazur -at- maya -dot- com

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