At lunch today with Mike and David, we were talking about Google and whether the Pyra acquisition would be as successful as the Deja News acquisition. Both Mike and I had read somewhere that Google had managed to get Usenet archives going way back to the beginning, and how it’s become such a valuable historical resource.
So just for kicks, I went and searched Google Groups for author:firstname.lastname@example.org and found 15 posts, all from 1993.
They’re all related to desktop publishing. I used to love fonts. And you can see that I was interested in intellectual property ten years ago, even though I couldn’t spell.
What a trip!