O Where, O Where Has My Usenet Gone?
Oh, crap. My annoying small local mom 'n pop Internet Service Provider— alias
As a substitute,
Lest anyone think that the Internet is synonymous with the World Wide Web— au contraire, mon frère, there are yet other nooks and crannies of the Internet which Joe and Jane Websurfer may not even be aware of. Such as Gopherspace, which is still around, albeit moribund. Such as Usenet, which dates back to 1980, and which is not at all moribund; though it doesn't make it any easier on us newsgroup users when our one-horse ISPs stop providing us with newsserver access.
What will I do without my regular dose of alt.books.beatgeneration and rec.games.mahjong in my Pan newsreader? Guess I'll just have to go check out alt.free.newsservers.