A report on Jim Ellis (computing)

American computer scientist best known as the co-creator of Usenet, along with Tom Truscott.

- Jim Ellis (computing)

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A diagram of Usenet servers and clients. The blue, green, and red dots on the servers represent the groups they carry. Arrows between servers indicate newsgroup group exchanges (feeds). Arrows between clients and servers indicate that a user is subscribed to a certain group and reads or submits articles.

Usenet

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Worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.

Worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.

A diagram of Usenet servers and clients. The blue, green, and red dots on the servers represent the groups they carry. Arrows between servers indicate newsgroup group exchanges (feeds). Arrows between clients and servers indicate that a user is subscribed to a certain group and reads or submits articles.
Usenet Provider Map
The "Big Nine" hierarchies of Usenet
A visual example of the many complex steps required to prepare data to be uploaded to Usenet newsgroups. These steps must be done again in reverse to download data from Usenet.
October 2020 screenshot showing 60 PB of usenet group data.

Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979, and it was established in 1980.

Tom Truscott

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Tom Truscott is an American computer scientist best known for creating Usenet with Jim Ellis, when both were graduate students at Duke University.

USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association

USENIX

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American 501(3) nonprofit membership organization based in Berkeley, California and founded in 1975 that supports advanced computing systems and operating system (OS) research.

American 501(3) nonprofit membership organization based in Berkeley, California and founded in 1975 that supports advanced computing systems and operating system (OS) research.

USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association
USENIX booth at Linuxcon 2016

1995 The Creation of USENET by Jim Ellis, Steven M. Bellovin, and Tom Truscott