Talk:Indiana University Usenet Server
I wish I could remember when exactly UCS started their usenet server. I believe the CS department ran theirs a bit before UCS. I was definitely reading news starting in early 1990, but I don't remember if it was on the UCS or CS server. It was definitely on silver.ucs.indiana.edu.
I think Steve Kinzler was responsible for the CS server for a while, possibly since its introduction. I know he was responsible (somehow, don't remember exactly how) for the Usenet Oracle humor group, based off of silver.ucs.indiana.edu back in 1989-ish, which sort of became a worldwide thing. (See http://internetoracle.org/about.cgi)