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First Usenet Postings

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I moved today’s original posting to my web site¬†OpEd page¬†— it’s too large for a weblog. I’ll post it later this weekend when I have time to finish it.

In the meantime, I’m still responding to the folks who volunteered for the RDF book tech editing process. Too many good folks have volunteered.

I’m also indulging in a bit of self centered ego tripping — I’m in searching for my first Usenet posting at Google.

I know it was for a Usenet group interested in POSC, ModelPro, data models and schemas, what have you. I also know I wrote the Usenet posting while I was working for Sierra Geophysics, many years ago, in the beginning of the 90’s (I was a late Internet bloomer). But I can’t remember anything more specific, and I still haven’t found it. If I look for “Shelley Powers” I get way too many Usenet postings back — I’ve been opening my mouth online for years.

There’s no use or purpose for finding my first Usenet post — I just want to, for fun and curiosity. Personally, I think it’s great that Google is posting the Usenet Archives, and I’m playing with it.

It’s funny, but who’d have ever thunk it — our old web and internet stuff is now becoming “history”. Geez, makes me feel like an old fart.

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