As an additional resource for us, I have just set up a newsgroup that will be served by my new computer. You can post messages there and read them, just like on any Usenet newsgroup. This is an experiment.
    I strongly recommend that interested people follow this procedure:  (1) Install Outlook Express if you haven't already. (2) Click Tools/Accounts. (3) Click News/Add/News. (4) Fill your name and E-mail address. (5) When the third screen asks you for an NNTP server, enter, then close the box. That name will then appear under "Folders" on the main screen. (6) Right-click on it, and choose "Newsgroups." You should see a list of several. (7) Click on Noncons, and choose subscribe. You should now be able to read and post messages with ease.