Date: 28 Mar 2006 14:58:29 -0800
From: "Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Google Groups


Dave Hinz wrote: > On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 18:28:22 +0100, Colin Stamp <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote: > > On 28 Mar 2006 14:47:48 GMT, Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote: > > >>For the record, guys, this group was around for more than a decade > >>before google existed. "google groups" is just a web-based newsreader > >>program, this and the other groups are from an entity called "Usenet" > >>which predates the www by many, many years. > > > Indeed, but the point about Google is the fact that it works as an > > archive for usenet, which usenet doesn't do on it's own. It comes in > > *very* handy sometimes. > > Yup. > > > It was a much better service when it was run by Deja though, but you > > can't have everything, I suppose.. > > Well, dejanews never found a way to make it a paying proposition, I > suppose. Google Groups does RSS for every group ... http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.saab/feeds

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