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The Usenet Archive May 07 2015
Even if you think you don’t know Usenet, you probably do. It’s the Cambrian explosion of the modern Internet, among the first places that an online culture emerged, but modern enough that it can seamlessly blend into the contemporary web. (I was recently trying to work out through Google where I might buy a clavichord in Boston; my hopes were briefly raised about one particular seller until I realized that the modern-looking Google Groups page I was reading was actually a presentation of a discussion from the Usenet archives in 1992.)