By: Al Bloom, Harry Baya and John
Some Editing and additional comments by: Dave Ottalini
The Apple /// may be an orphan, but
it remains an excellent general-purpose computer that can be useful
in any number of ways. One of them is communications. With a low-cost
modem and communications software (available from the WAP /// SIG PD
Library) you can dial up any number of Bulletin Board Systems
(BBSes), including the best one - the WAP TCS, most On-line services,
even send e-mail and retrieve information over the Internet.
But how do you do it? That the
reason behind this article - which began its life a number of years
ago as a tutorial designed to provide SARAsaurs with some basic
information about data communications on an Apple ///.
It is the product of what could be
considered some of the best and brightest data communicators on
CompuServe's MAUG (A3 Forum). The base document was prepared by Al
Bloom and Harry Baya. It was updated and edited a bit this past
summer by Al Bloom and Dave Ottalini.
This document is organized by
sections. Section 1 deals with hardware, Section 2 deals with system
software, Section 3 deals with applications software, Section 4 has
general tips on using CompuServe, Section 5 deals with data file
transfer, and Section 6 is a list of vendors. Those sections are
further divided as follows: