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Maybe The First Concept for Usenet and Newsgroups

By Newsgroup Usenet January 24th, 2009

From conception to reality, this video made in 1969 forecasts a pretty accurate vision of what the future of technology would encompass 40 years later.

30 years ago, the vision began to materialize alongside the birth and growth of Usenet today.

Using “Electronic Correspondence Machines”, a community was brought together and allowed the communication that was dreamed about 10 years prior.

Usenet became one of, if not the first, channels for online shopping, monitoring, electronic transfers of documents and records.

This gives us a glimpse of the impact Usenet has participated in to grow yesterdays world of tomorrow, and the intricate part it continues to play in growing current technology for the future.