Given that the web would eventually replace usenet for most purposes, it is ironic that Tim Berners-Lee posted his so-called "world wide web" on a usenet newsgroup to see if anybody was interested. Does anybody know which newsgroup? Was he flamed for posting off-topic?

Update: WolfKeeper tells me that Berners-Lee first posted about the World Wide Web in alt.hypertext on the 6th August 1991, and further that it doesn't look like he was flamed, given that the post was on-topic for that group. The thread can be viewed at, which carries an extensive archive of usenet postings.