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Topic # 11089 1-Jan-2007 14:14
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ok i went to this website and found this a little weird

What is Usenet?

Usenet was created before the internet and consists of more than 60,000 boards for discussions (newsgroups) about every topic under the sun. Opinions and data (e.g. Videos, MP3s, Software, Games, Erotica) are exchanged in these boards.

There is nothing you won’t find here…"

Usenet was created before the internet???

what so they discussed what and how to download files before they had the means to do so??
or did I misinterpret that

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Reply # 56693 1-Jan-2007 14:20
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Many people believen Internet = The Web...

Pleople don't understand the Internet is just the nework. Before what people see today we had e-mail, gopher, ftp, usenet... But try explaining this.

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  Reply # 56722 2-Jan-2007 10:10
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And it was all good. The internet was alive and full of well-researched, intelegent content. You could find intelegent people from all walks of life.

..And then something happend. Some say it was AOL  ...but something happend. Suddenly you had this concept of 'junk email' and the 'pop up'.

Web pages about celebrities and their rediculus social episodes started to show up. Graphical emoticons appeared. Realplayer? Whats that? ...And then it all went down-hill.

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