Roadmap96: NEAT - Neat Stuff to Check Out
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MAP-EXTRA: NEAT STUFF TO
"(E)rror of opinion may be tolerated
where reason is left free to combat it."
-- Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address (1801)
I guess Jefferson was never on Usenet. Anyway, our friendly little workshop is rapidly drawing to a close (we only have 2 more lessons to go!). Before I turn you loose on the Net, there are a few neat sites and resources that I recommend:
Okay. I'll admit it. This is shameless self-promotion.
However, if you have enjoyed Roadmap96, you might want to check out my latest online activity: TOURBUS. TOURBUS is a free, text-based virtual tour of the Net. Twice a week, Dr. Bob Rankin and I take you on a tour of some of the best sites on the Net, giving you step-by-step pointers to make your time online even more enjoyable. Best of all, TOURBUS is absolutely FREE! (TOURBUS is a *distribution* list, much like the Roadmap96 list. You can't *send* letters to the TOURBUS list, you can only *receive* letters from the TOURBUS list.)
HOW TO GET IT Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM with the command SUBSCRIBE TOURBUS <YOUR NAME> in the body of your e-mail letter. Through the Web: http://www.worldvillage.com/tourbus.htm
THE DAILY BRIEF
If you have a hard time keeping up with the latest news, the Daily Brief is for you. The Daily Brief is a 4-6 page news summary sent out by e-mail every weekday morning. Included in the Brief are one- or two-sentence summaries of major news events that have occurred during the past 24 hours. (The Daily Brief is a distribution list, not a discussion list.)
HOW TO GET IT Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to INCINC@TIAC.NET with the command SUBSCRIBE DB in the *SUBJECT* line of your e-mail letter. Through the Web: http://www.tiac.net/users/incinc/
EDUPAGE is a "summary of news items on information technology, and is provided three times each week as a service by Educom -- a consortium of leading colleges and universities seeking to transform education through the use of information technology."
EDUPAGE does not talk about education, but it does give one paragraph summaries of technology stories printed in leading newspapers and magazines. (EDUPAGE is a *distribution* list, not a discussion list.)
HOW TO GET IT: Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to LISTPROC@EDUCOM.UNC.EDU with the command SUBSCRIBE EDUPAGE <YOUR NAME> in the body of your e-mail letter. Through the Web: http://www.educom.edu/web/edupage.html
This LISTSERV list is the place where new LISTSERV lists are announced. (NEW-LIST is a distribution list, not a discussion list.) If you want to keep up to date on new LISTSERV lists, NEW-LIST is for you!
HOW TO GET IT: Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the command SUBSCRIBE NEW-LIST <YOUR NAME> in the body of your letter.
SPECIAL INTERNET CONNECTIONS
Also known as "Yanoff's List," this is a list of hundreds of Internet resources that are available through e-mail, telnet, FTP, Gopher, Finger, and the Web. This list is ESSENTIAL for anyone who wants to be a serious Net traveler.
HOW TO GET IT: Through Usenet: alt.internet.services Through FTP: ftp://ftp.csd.uwm.edu/pub/ inet.services.txt Through Gopher: gopher://gopher.csd.uwm.edu/ to menu: Remote Information Services to document: Special Internet Connections Through e-mail: send a blank e-mail letter to INETLIST@AUG3.AUGSBURG.EDU and the address will auto-reply Through the Web: http://www.spectracom.com/islist/ (this is a document with links to all of the items on the list!) Through LISTSERV: Subscribe to INETLIST@CSD.UWM.EDU (remember to send your subscribe command to the LISTSERV administrative address!!)
DR. BOB'S "ACCESSING THE INTERNET BY E-MAIL"
For those of you with Level One access to the Internet, you should certainly check out this free file. It talks about how to access FTP, Archie, Gopher, Veronica, and several other Internet tools using nothing but e-mail (BTW, this is from Dr. Bob Rankin and *not* from my dad -- the Rev. Bob "Bob" Crispen).
HOW TO GET IT: Through Usenet: news.answers Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (for US, Canada & South America) and put the following command in the body of your e-mail letter: send usenet/news.answers/internet- services/access-via-email This command should be on one line, and the only space should appear between the words "send" and "usenet." Through e-mail: send an e-mail letter to email@example.com (for Europe, Asia, etc.) and put the following command in the body of your e- mail letter: send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt Through FTP: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/ news.answers/internet-services/ access-via-email
ARLENE RINALDI's "THE NET: USER GUIDELINES AND NETIQUETTE"
This is the ULTIMATE Internet netiquette guide, and is required reading for any user who wants to keep from making stupid mistakes.
HOW TO GET IT: Through e-mail: Send an e-mail letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the command send docs-gen rinaldi-netiquette Through Gopher: gopher://trainmat.ncl.ac.uk/ Select menu #5, then #6, then #1 Through WWW: http://rs6000.adm.fau.edu/faahr/ arlene.html
RICHARD SMITH'S "NAVIGATING THE INTERNET" AND "LET'S GO GOPHERIN" WORKSHOPS
These are the workshops that started it all! Smith's lessons have taught thousands, and Smith was the inspiration for the Roadmap96 workshop.
HOW TO GET IT: Through Gopher: gopher://wings.buffalo.edu/ to menu: internet to menu: What is the Internet? to menu: Navigate the Internet ... or to menu: Let's Go Gopherin' ...
THE EFF'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET
Since I have referred to it so often, I guess I should tell you how to get the EFF's guide. :) The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that fights for the rights of folks like you and me on the Net. The EFF is one of my favorite resources on the Net, and I *strongly* recommend that you visit their sites as often as possible. Their Gopher site is absolutely HUGE, and their Web site is one of the ten most visited Web sites in the World.
HOW TO VISIT THE EFF: Through Gopher: gopher://gopher.eff.org/ Through the Web: http://www.eff.org/ HOW TO GET THE EFF'S GUIDE TO THE INTERNET: Through Gopher: gopher://gopher.eff.org/ to menu: Net Info ... to menu: EFF's Guide to the Internet ... Through FTP: ftp://ftp.eff.org/pub/Net_info/ EFF_Net_Guide/netguide_3.1.txt Through the Web: http://www.eff.org/pub/Net_info/ EFF_Net_Guide/
ONE LAST BIT OF SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION
Many classroom teachers have been looking for an ancillary Internet textbook that can fit into their regular curriculum. Well, besides being a squirrel, your fearless Internet guide is also the author of just such an Internet textbook.
TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY TEXTBOOK: Through e-mail: Send an e-mail letter to LISTSERV@UA1VM.UA.EDU (that's "you-ay-won-vee-em") with the command GET ATLAS INFO F=MAIL in the body of your e-mail letter.
Originally written by Patrick Douglas Crispen