General comment: the volume of Netnews (in MB/day) has doubled every year since Usenet was started, and it shows no signs of letting up.
Who invented Usenet newsgroups? Usenet was the first Internet peer-to-peer technology. Originally created just to share files between computers, it evolved into a natural net-wide hierarchy of eight major categories plus a catch-call. The following sections provide more information:
Other resources. The following sites provide more information on Usenet history:
- Horton, Mark; Subject:
Re: Hello again …; Wed Sep 26 06:34 PDT 1990
Gene; Mark Moraes; USENET
Software: History and Sources; Message-ID: <email@example.com>
- Spafford, Gene; Email History