Chapter 20. Netnews

Table of Contents
20.1. Usenet History
20.2. What Is Usenet, Anyway?
20.3. How Does Usenet Handle News?

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.