2012-01-13

decline of newsgroup?

On Dec 30 2011, 11:14 pm, Kaz Kylheku wrote:
“ You know, folks, I don't quite understand this decline in Usenet.”

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/adb3567389b74a89


lol. it's dead precisely because there's this bunch of hacker tech geeker types, with views such as exactly you just expressed.

Further readings.

〈Death of Newsgroups〉
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ2/death_of_newsgroups.html

〈comp.lang.lisp is 95% Spam〉
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ2/google_group_lisp_spam.html

〈Spy vs Spy; Tech Geekers vs Spammers〉
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/tech_geekers_vs_spammers.html

〈Computer Language Popularity Trend〉
http://xahlee.org/lang_traf/index.html

〈What is a Tech Geeker?〉
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/tech_geeker.html

〈Computing Culture: What's Hacker?〉
http://xahlee.org/Netiquette_dir/whats_hacker.html

〈Paul Graham's Infatuation with the Concept of Hacker〉
http://xahlee.org/comp/Paul_Graham_language_design.html

〈Language, Purity, Cult, and Deception〉
http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/lang_purity_cult_deception.html

〈HTML5 Doctype, Validation, X-UA-Compatible, and Why Do I Hate Hackers〉
http://xahlee.org/js/html5_validation_doctype.html

〈the Death of Dennis Ritchie, John McCarthy, Steve Jobs, and Hackers〉
http://xahlee.org/comp/Death_of_Dennis_Ritchie.html

Xah

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