Happy Birthday to Me

December 11, 2001

I turn 40 today, which makes me twice as old as Google's newly expanded Usenet archive [ http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html ]. I was almost afraid to look [ http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%22paul+boutin%22&hl=en&scoring=d ] in there, fearing the Ghost of Usenet Postings Past [ http://www.ibiblio.org/Dave/Dr-Fun/df9601/df960124.jpg ].

I wrote about recovering the archive [ http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.05/mustread.html?pg=1 ] for Wired earlier this year.

Copyright 2001