Google has an archive of Usenet postings since 1981. Google has a page full of memorable moments from twenty years of postings.
- First mention of the term “search engine” was in March 1988.
- Linus Torvalds’ Linux announcement
- First post from an AOL account was in May 1992, almost three years after the first mention of AOL.
- Yahoo! and Lycos mentioned in December 1994.
- Altavista announced in December 1995.
Lots of interesting reading and a reminder I have not yet been to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. I plan to attend the Steve Case and Walt Mossberg event on Wednesday night for another good history lesson.