Waaaaay back, on Mar 13 1995 at 11:19 am, I contributed these few words to a Usenet news thread on comp.sys.mac.hardware:
I’m using a PB150 and a TP Gold 1. Every time after I’ve used the modem I have major problems printing until I do a restart. Each time the error report is about the serial port being in use.
And now, thanks to Google Groups I’ve found well over 200 Usenet posts I made after that date. I knew the Usenet archive was there, of course, but now that Usenet is pretty much swamped with spam I haven’t visited in a very long while. This visit was inspired by Google’s 20-Year Usenet Timeline.
Google has fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 800 million messages dating back to 1981. This is by far the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating first-hand historical account.
We compiled some especially memorable articles and threads in the timeline below. For example, read Tim Berners-Lee’s announcement of what became the World Wide Web or Linus Torvalds’ post about his “pet project”.
[Found via Slashdot.]