From: David Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 02 2002 - 11:30:40 CDT
> Someone was saying, in this discussion, that "email is
> essential to news" or something like that. The only way in
> which email is even slightly essential to news is in getting
> messages to moderators.
That's not exactly true. Much of Usenet is comprised of (in most cases
bidirectional) gateways of mailing lists. Entire hierarchies (some
quite large) are devoted to this.
Would Usenet survive without them? Probably. Would Usenet be harmed
severely as a result? Without a doubt.