from the lost-cause? dept
Apparently Deja.com has agreed to sell off their Usenet archive prompting Wired to wonder what this means for Usenet. The suggestion is that the archives may eventually disappear altogether. I agree that this would be unfortunate, but a small part of me (the part that left Usenet in disgust many many years ago) senses it’s time to let it go. Though, somehow I doubt it will disappear forever. Someone will figure out a way to keep the archives.