reply to OT diversion

MRAB python at
Tue Jun 23 13:08:57 EDT 2009

Aahz wrote:
> Your response to Dennis seems at least a little over-the-top.  So far as
> I'm concerned, anyone who joined Usenet after DejaNews is a latecomer;
> trying to change the cultural beliefs of those who were here first is
> asserting your superiority.  I happen to disagree with people who post
> with X-no-archive, but I think it's certainly their right.
> Guess what?  Prior to DejaNews, discussions on Usenet *were* ephemeral,
> and it all worked.

Difficult to prove, though, because the evidence no longer exists! :-)

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