Is Usenet actually dead?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Mon Aug 4 11:24:22 CDT 2008

Opinion pieces in Wired and AG's grandstanding by throwing babies out
with bathwater notwithstanding, a query from a cow-orker caused me to
wonder: is there still anyplace to get a Usenet feed from these days
that isn't {Giga,Super,etc}News?  I want to pull maybe 30 or 40 tech
groups into my own server for the 5 or 6 people in my IT group.

In lieu of How It Used To Be, does anyone have data or anecdotes on
which of the commercial providers will let me run a server in-house?

Off-list is fine; I can summarize if anyone really cares anymore.  :-)

-- jra
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