Netnews, or Usenet news, remains one of the most important and highly
valued services on computer networks today. Dismissed by some as a
mire of unsolicited commercial email and pornography, Netnews still
maintains several cases of the high-quality discussion groups that
made it a critical resource in pre-web days. Even in these times of a
billion web pages, Netnews is still a source for online help and
community on many topics.