= N =
net.- /net dot/ pref.
[Usenet] Prefix used to describe
people and events related to Usenet. From the time before the
Great Renaming, when most non-local newsgroups had names
beginning `net.'. Includes net.gods, `net.goddesses'
(various charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers),
`net.lurkers' (see lurker), `net.person', `net.parties'
(a synonym for boink, sense 2), and many similar constructs.
See also net.police.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.