Appropriately enough, my posting, which was to the ut.general newsgroup (the general newsgroup at the University of Toronto) was a question about the ‘net itself (this was all before the Internet was called such):
Anyone who may be able to offer a concise explantion of the differences, and similarities (as well as cross-overs) between UseNet, BITNET, NetNorth, ARPANET and any other —-NET please do so… It’s got me totally confused !
There were no replies. I must have figured out the answer on my own.
The email address I used with the post — traill@utcsri.UUCP — is a good indicator of the era. At the time I was a volunteer with the Athenians Project at U of T, and this afforded me, somewhat unofficially, access to the whatevernet.
Interestingly enough, after that first posting, and a couple of others that summer, my next posting wasn’t until 7 years later, in November of 1992. This posting was to the venerable comp.dcom.telecom newsgroup, at that time moderated by the venerable Patrick Townson.