Changing the name of USENET? #olduse.net
I am toying with the idea of changing the names USENET (the network itself) and netnews (the collection of software that implements netnews) both to "newsnet".[...]
Since this is a sweeping change, and since I'm not God, I would like to see discussion on whether this is a good thing to do.<127@Acbosgd.UUCP>
One of the suggestions was interesting: "WEB" (!)
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