[TUHS] Floppy to modern files for Usenet maps

Mary Ann Horton Gmail mah at mhorton.net
Wed Jul 10 11:13:45 AEST 2019

On 7/9/19 5:24 PM, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:
> On 7/9/19 5:14 PM, Mary Ann Horton Gmail wrote:
>> However, doing a graphical map based on the UUCP map, or even a 
>> Usenet map after 1987, would likely produce a completely black piece 
>> of paper :)
> Why do you say that?
> Based on the raw data that I have, I'm showing 2151 #N lines in the 
> map data that I'm looking at from '98.
Well, there are 320 node names in the 3/83 graphic, and it's already 
bordering on illegible.  7 times as many, especially with the 
concentrations in NJ, Chicago, Boston, etc, it would have to be pretty 
creative.  The Shannon map of 7/84 had over 900 hosts (just on Usenet, 
not including UUCP only) and they divided it into 9 sections. I suspect 
there were a lot more than 2100 UUCP hosts at its peak.

I haven't had much luck doing searches on Google Groups - it often just 
gives me the first page and refuses to sort by date. Is there a good way 
to mine all the postings to a particular newsgroup, or all of them in a 
particular year?

     Mary Ann

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