[time-nuts] OT: Verilog/VHDL discussion list created...
cfharris at erols.com
Thu Apr 16 12:16:15 UTC 2009
Hal Murray wrote:
>> Google didn't do anything to usenet. They did provide a web based
>> interface into usenet, and bought the dejanews archive of all
>> non-binary groups.
> "Google didn't do anything" is the key part. In particular, they didn't do
> anything when spammers discovered another free resource to be abused.
Google has no control over usenet. It is a beast that runs on its own
absent any central control, or regulation. It is just another channel
on the internet; just as IRC, www, email, limewire, kazaa, instant messenger,
BitTorrent, and about 2000 other services.
What google did to usenet is provide a portal that spammers find easy
to use. AOL did the same thing... and so did a host of other ISP's.
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