Usenet news. It's not just for torrents and warez, kids! Found this in an archive folder:
"Words are cheap and vitriol flows like water down the crumbling, mossy mountainsides of prose. Megabytes of gibberish grind forth like glaciers from the keyboards of the thirty million guinea pigs participating in the largest clinical trial ever: the testing of a new reality completely devoid of common sense."
-- Charlie Stross, commenting on Usenet