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Re: Responses to the list (oops)

"John Hasler" <jhasler@debian.org> wrote in message [🔎] 871x3fa2sq.fsf@toncho.dhh.gt.org">news:[🔎] 871x3fa2sq.fsf@toncho.dhh.gt.org...
Joe Smith writes:
Rember that email was not designed for threading. Threading was what
newsgroups were invented for.

No. News was invented to reduce traffic. There used to be a rule of thumb
on how large a mailing-list should get before it was replaced by a

Based on the history of unix being slowly posted to groklaw, Usenet long predates modern email. In fact AFAICT e-mail was a spinoff of usenet. (although usenet of long ago was quite different than it is today.

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