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- Usenet was chosen as an abbreviation for user's network
- However, name is misnomer since Usenet is not really a physical network of
computers linked together
- The Internet, however, is a collection of tens of thousands of networks
- Internet is a general purpose carrier of information whereas the Usenet is
one type of service that makes use of this capability
- Is every Internet computer part of Usenet?
- No, since many Internet computers are owned by people who choose not to
participate in Usenet
- To be part of Usenet requires that someone act as administrator and a
computer with a large amount of disk space available to hold news articles and