Giganews Usenet History > Rick Adams
Rick Adams maintained B News from 1983 to 1989, when he declared the software was obsolete. Adams was a highly influential figure in both the Usenet and Internet communities. Adams recognized that the time and money of maintaining Usenet was becoming overwhelming for site operators and, in response, he founded UUNET in 1987. UUNET is one of the oldest, and, until the mid-1990s, was the largest Internet service provider in the world.