|Brad on 8 Oct 2008 06:46:25 -0700|
I know Comcast shut down the usenet access, others are sure to follow.
After using various sources on the internet, the usenet groups aren't very helpful. Typically they are very elitist and the process of signing up, configuring outlook express, downloading headers, reading messages is painful for a technical user, and near impossible for someone like my mom who enjoys the internet but knows nothing about it. If she can google for a recipe, find a wordpress blog entry about it, and then post a comment for a variation, all without having to know the technology behind it, why would usenet be a viable option for her?
Wikis, blogs, and to some degree forums and mailing lists are the way to go. They can be indexed by google, viewed without having to install or configure special software, and are open to all. That's what the internet should be about. Freely sharing information without having to require a computer science degree to get to the information.
On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Andrew Libby <email@example.com> wrote:
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