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  1. This is old news. Google originally posted this when they took Google Groups (the original one) out of beta, and announced the 20-year-archive.

  2. Andrew Gray says:

    I remember seeing this three years ago, and it’s been linked from one of their pages since then (and not notably updated, either). I’m not quite sure why it’s suddenly reappeared…

  3. The page even today has a 2003 copyright, and tracks it back to 12/12/2001. It *is* entertaining to read though.

    I was suprised that the Linux Annoucement (Oct ’91) was just 2 months after the WWW Announcement (Aug ’91)

  4. Many of the thread links seem to have gone stale now. Ex: The GNU announcement by Stallman thread