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Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin, Excursus: UUNET & Ch. 11

Jun 03, 2005, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"By the mid-1980s there were several commercial networks in operation. But they were limited in service and, generally quite high in price. None was what we would think of as an ISP.

"In the Autumn of 1985, Rick Adams (then at 'seismo'), approached Debbie Scherrer, vice-president of USENIX, with a plan for a centralized site, accessed via Tymnet by subscribers, supplying Usenet access. In an email dated December 6, 1985, Debbie expressed interest in this..."

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