Oldest Usenet Post (Usenet Fogey Meme) It’s going around as a meme on LiveJournal, for example here. It originated here. The earliest I’ve found so far is message id <6589@decwrl.UUCP>, posted 29-Mar-1984, as email@example.com, to net.religion. I doubt that’s my actual earliest post, though. Go though and do likewise!