With Thanksgiving in two days, I thought I’d re-blog this post for your enjoyment. Have a safe and happy holiday.
In olden times, long before the wide wide world of webs became popular, the ancient computer tribes followed something called USENET Newsgroups. I’m not kidding. Really, they did.
Newsgroups WERE the internet for the lucky few who could spell internet and if you were on-line, you could email and you could follow newsgroups and that was pretty much it. Look up USENET on wikipedia sometime … it was quite a ride and it worked amazingly well considering it was a mishmash of random computer systems world-wide.
Anyway, I mention that because I was a small part of it for a number of years, helping to moderate one of the newsgroups called rec.food.recipes. Food and cooking had a pretty good sized niche in USENET. A moderated newsgroup meant that posts had to be approved before being unleashed, which kept things on-topic. In a general purpose newsgroup things could get pretty crazy. …
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