Re: Usenet backbone

Mark Horton (mark@stargate.COM)
18 Oct 90 11:05:51 EDT (Thu)

> There were two "backbones" -- the physical backbone, and the
> "political" backbone. Mark was indeed the ancestor of the physical
> backbone, and I was the originator of the "political" (i.e.,
> decision-making) backbone. I guess my earlier mail didn't make that
> distinction clear.

This is news to me. At some point I handed off the backbone to Spaf
to keep an official list and ceased to worry about it myself. I don't
think there were ever two separate backbones. (Of course, the proposals
I made for a jawbone and funnybone notwithstanding.)


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