Press releases/2020-11

From Usenet Big-8 Management Board


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 training engineer 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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Since its reconstitution, the new Board has moved swiftly to

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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