Big Dummys Guide To The Internet

Big Dummy's Guide To The Internet
(C)1993, 1994 by the Electronic Frontier Foundation [EFF]

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Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet, v.2.2 copyright Electronic Frontier
Foundation 1993, 1994 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by
Mitchell Kapor, co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Preface by
Adam Gaffin, senior writer, Network World.
Chapter 1
: Setting up and jacking in
1.1 Ready, set...

1.2 Go!
1.3 Public-access Internet providers
1.4 If your town doesn't have direct access
1.5 Net origins
1.6 How it works
1.7 When things go wrong
1.8 FYI
Chapter 2
: E-mail
2.1. The basics
2.2 Elm -- a better way
2.3 Pine -- even better than Elm
2.4 Smileys
2.5 Sending e-mail to other networks
2.6 Seven Unix commands you can't live without
Chapter 3
: Usenet I
3.1 The global watering hole
3.2 Navigating Usenet with nn
3.3 nn commands

3.4 Using rn
3.5 rn commands
3.6 Essential newsgroups
3.7 Speaking up
3.8 Cross-posting
Chapter 4
: Usenet II
4.1 Flame, blather and spew
4.2 Killfiles, the cure for what ails you
4.3 Some Usenet hints
4.4 The Brain-Tumor Boy, the modem tax and the chain letter
4.5 Big Sig
4.6 The First Amendment as local ordinance
4.7 Usenet history
4.8 When things go wrong
4.9 FYI
Chapter 5
: Mailing lists and Bitnet
5.1 Internet mailing lists
5.2 Bitnet

Chapter 6
: Telnet
6.1 Mining the Net
6.2 Library catalogs
6.3 Some interesting telnet sites
6.4 Telnet bulletin-board systems
6.5 Putting the finger on someone
6.6 Finding someone on the Net
6.7 When things go wrong
6.8 FYI
Chapter 7
7.1 Tons of files
7.2 Your friend archie
7.3 Getting the files
7.4 Odd letters -- decoding file endings
7.5 The keyboard cabal
7.6 Some interesting ftp sites
7.7 ncftp -- now you tell me!
7.8 Project Gutenberg -- electronic books

7.9 When things go wrong
7.10 FYI
Chapter 8
: Gophers, WAISs and the World-Wide Web
8.1 Gophers
8.2 Burrowing deeper
8.3 Gopher commands
8.4 Some interesting gophers
8.5 Wide-Area Information Servers
8.6 The World-Wide Web
8.7 Clients, or how to snare more on the Web
8.8 When things go wrong
8.9 FYI
Chapter 9
: Advanced E-mail
9.1 The file's in the mail
9.2 Receiving files
9.3 Sending files to non-Internet sites
9.4 Getting ftp files via e-mail
9.5 The all knowing Oracle

Chapter 10
: News of the world
10.1 Clarinet: UPI, Dave Barry and Dilbert
10.2 Reuters
10.3 USA Today
10.4 National Public Radio
10.5 The World Today: From Belarus to Brazil
10.6 E-mailing news organizations
10.7 FYI
Chapter 11
: IRC, MUDs and other things that are more fun than they sound
11.1 Talk
11.2 Internet Relay Chat
11.3 IRC commands
11.4 IRC in times of crisis
11.5 MUDs
11.6 Go, go, go (and chess, too)!
11.7 The other side of the coin
11.8 FYI
Chapter 12

: Education and the Net
12.1 The Net in the Classroom
12.2 Some specific resources for students and teachers
12.3 Usenet and Bitnet in the classroom
Chapter 13
: Business on the Net
13.1 Setting up shop
13.2 FYI
Chapter 14
: Conclusion -- The end? Appendix A: Lingo Appendix B: Electronic
Frontier Foundation Information
By Mitchell Kapor,
Co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Welcome to the World of the Internet
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is proud to have sponsored
the production of the Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet. EFF is a
nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to
ensuring that everyone has access to the newly emerging
communications technologies vital to active participation in the events
of our world. As more and more information is available online, new
doors open up for those who have access to that information.
Unfortunately, unless access is broadly encouraged, individuals can be
disenfranchised and doors can close, as well. The Big Dummy's Guide

to the Internet was written to help open some doors to the vast amounts
of information available on the world's largest network, the Internet.
The spark for the Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet was ignited in a
few informal conversations
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