FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2020-11-06
Technologists breathe new life into Internet’s oldest discussion network
London/Prague/Vienna – Usenet, the world’s longest-lived online discussion network, has received a jump-start with the inauguration of a new management committee. The Big-8 Management Board, which administers Usenet’s original discussion hierarchies, was revived by networking enthusiasts after a three-year dormancy.
Jason Evans, a technical writer based in Prague, and Tristan Miller, a scientist at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Vienna, reconstituted the Board in April 2020 with the blessing of its former members. They were joined in May by Rayner Lucas, a London-based programmer.
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About the Usenet Big-8 Management Board
The Big-8 Management Board administers the original discussion hierarchies on Usenet, a worldwide Internet messaging system established in 1980.
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