2) WHAT ABOUT PPP AND MOSAIC?
3) WHAT HOST SHOULD I USE?
4) WHAT KINDS OF INTERNET SERVICES CAN I ACCESS THROUGH A UNIX HOST
ON MY ///?
5) HOW MUCH SHOULD IT COST?
6) HOW DO I TRANSFER INFORMATION FROM THE INTERNET TO MY ///?
7) WHAT ACCESS /// AND HOST TERMINAL SETTINGS SHOULD I USE?
8) WHY USE THE /// FOR INTERNET ACCESS?
9) WHERE DO I FIND ACCESS /// OR THE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER?
10) CLOSE: SURFIN THE NET
With the huge amount of media
attention given to the Internet, it's sometimes difficult to sort
through the endless articles about the latest new nifty Web page, X
Corporation's latest electronic mail/groupware package for that
three-letter computer, etc. to find the gem that will help us really
improve our lives. Yet, as one of the people involved in bringing the
Internet to thousands of users, I can safely say that there ARE gems
out there, and your Apple /// (with a bit of help from a host system)
can find them for you.
2) But what about PPP? What about
It's doubtful that PPP (Point to
Point Protocol, a popular method used to connect personal computers
and small computer networks to the Internet over a modem, ISDN, or
leased-line connection) or popular Internet navigation software such
as Netscape or Mosaic will ever run on the Apple ///. For one, most
of these tools have been written, for good or ill, for computers with
large memory address spaces. While the Apple /// can take us to 512
kilobytes of memory, today's graphics-rich World Wide Web pages need
a browser program (and computer system) with address space in the