[SIGCIS-Members] Google's poor stewardship of the USENET archive

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Feb 26 11:52:44 PST 2015

On 2/26/15 11:44 AM, jcortada University of Minnesota wrote:
> I strongly disagree with you, Al.  That is definitely NOT the way to deal with this problem.  First, you have no idea why there is a problem, what Google's intentions are, based on the article you are
> circulating.  Second, Google executives have been supportive of the work and institutions relevant to the preservation of computing's history.  I have personal, first hand knowledge of that.  So why
> irritate the firm that is on your side?

I have personal experience with this
THEIR SEARCH IS BROKEN and has continually gotten worse
over the past two years. My USENET posts have disappeared from
their searches and I can't find posts that I know I've made in
the past year.

I have absolutely NO sympathy for Google on this issue.

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