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Surfing the INTERNET: an Introduction Version 2.0.2 December 15, 1992
c. 1992 Jean Armour Polly. Material quoted from other authors was compiled
from public Internet posts by those authors. No copyright claims are made
for those compiled quotes. Permission to reprint is granted for nonprofit
educational purposes. Please let me know if you find this compilation useful.
This first (much shorter) version of this appeared in the June, 1992 Wilson
Library Bulletin. Please include this entire copyright/copy notice if you
duplicate this document. Updates may be ftp'd:
ftp nysernet.org (192.77.173.2)
login anonymous
password name@machine.node
cd /pub/resources/guides
Please choose the most current version of surfing.the.internet.
Please send updates and corrections to: jpolly@nysernet.org
Today I'll travel to Minnesota, Texas, California, Cleveland, New Zealand,
Sweden, and England. I'm not frantically packing, and I won't pick up
any frequent flyer mileage. In fact, I'm sipping cocoa at my Macintosh.
My trips will be electronic, using the computer on my desk, communications
software, a modem, and a standard phone line.
I'll be using the Internet, the global network of computers and their
interconnections, which lets me skip like a stone across oceans and
continents and control computers at remote sites. I haven't "visited"
Antarctica yet, but it is only a matter of time before a host computer
becomes available there!
This short, non-technical article is an introduction to Internet


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