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MAP-EXTRA: NEAT STUFF TO
CHECK OUT

"(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:

TOURBUS

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

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
 
 

NEW-LIST

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
 
                                   mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
 
                              (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
 
                                   mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk
 
                              (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
 
                                   almanac@esusda.gov
 
                              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.  


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Originally written by Patrick Douglas Crispen