2020-09-06 12:08:36 UTC
I'm doing a couple of conference presentations next month on reviving
Usenet. Part of it will be telling stories from Usenet to both stir .
One of the most famous stories is from a Finnish grad student starting
his own OS. I've already got that one in my notes.
What I'm looking for are interesting and/or funny stories from Usenet.
I've got several gigs of archives from archive.org going back to the
80's. If you can tell me the story, the newsgroup, and approximately when
(withing 3-5 years), I can probably find the original posts with some
digging. That's how I found the original post from the grad student :).
X-posted to alt.folklore.computers, alt.fan.usenet, news.groups,
r/usenet, r/internet, and r/oldinternet