backbone cabal

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backbone cabal definition

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A group of large-site administrators who pushed through the Great Renaming and reined in the chaos of Usenet during most of the 1980s. The cabal mailing list disbanded in late 1988 after a bitter internal cat-fight.
[Jargon File]
(1994-11-28)

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