Paul Ebersman wrote on 25/03/2020 16:59:
And scary as it sounds, UUCP over SLIP/PPP worked remarkably
uucp is a batch oriented protocol so it's pretty decent for situations
where there's no permanent connectivity, but uncompelling otherwise.
nntp is a non-scalable protocol which broke under its own weight.
Threaded news-readers are a great way of catching up with large mailing
lists if you're prepared to put in the effort to create a bidirectional
gateway. But that's really a statement that mail readers are usually
terrible at handling large threads rather than a statement about nntp as
a useful media delivery protocol.