>> Usenet today is not what it used to be. I am only here to make life
>> miserable for Mike Vandeman should he ever show up again on RBS. But I
>> think he is gone for good.
>> Vandeman, liked a stopped clock, was right about a few things, but he was
>> never consistent about anything. I cut him a lot of slack because of a
>> few of his pet issues with which I agreed, but eventually I realized he
>> had a one track mind. He was not only a crackpot, but a crank too. Such
>> people are extremely tiresome because you can never have a real
>> conversation with them. All they ever do is just spin, spin, spin! He
>> thought you could reform those coming to this country from south of the
>> border to be good environmentalists. I realized at that point that he was
>> nuts! He was indefatigable, but I was more indefatigable.
>> Between the two of us we pretty much destroyed RBS as a working
>> newsgroup. But I think Usenet was already dying. It was exciting when it
>> was new, but it seems like it is now dead. Usenet always needed monitors
>> which it never had. Frankly, I was not sorry to see it go.
>> Ed Dolan - Minnesota
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