[TUHS] FYI: Internet Old Farts Club

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Tue Feb 1 12:21:33 AEST 2022

On Mon, 31 Jan 2022, Grant Taylor via TUHS wrote:

> On 1/29/22 1:48 AM, Andy Kosela wrote:
>> I can speak only for myself, but I love that TUHS/COFF mailing lists are 
>> still _the real_ mailing lists managed the old school way.
> Usenet is still a thing that I use daily.

As do I.

>> I hate all those modern web 2.0 technologies with extremely bloated js 
>> stacks which you can only use if you have the latest version of Chrome. 
> I too dislike what the Web 2.0 world has turned into.
> I believe that it's possible for web pages to by dynamic via AJAX without all 
> the bloat.  Sadly this isn't done.

The solution to bloat has, sadly, tended to be "throw more CPU/RAM/hard 
drive at it".  That's one big reason WordPerfect 5.0 on a 486 is faster 
than a modern word processor on a recent i7.


>> This is probably one of the last places on the Internet that is still 
>> preserving one of its core ideas in the 80s/90s -- plain text 
>> communication.  It has been slowly dying in the last 15 years. Text based 
>> Internet of the 80s and 90s has slowly been replaced by binary protocols 
>> and image based interaction with a computer.
> Usenet.

IRC. ;)


> I'm not planing on discontinuing using mailing lists or Usenet any time soon. 
> Despite the fact that they have migrated from unencrypted to encrypted 
> communications.  Even my MUA / NUA is using encrypted connections to the 
> servers.  But /my/ /personal/ /interaction/ with my MUA / NUA hasn't changed.

I still use the same software, in many cases, I've used since the 1990s.


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