How to Surf the Web by Email
By Adalbert Goertz
You, no doubt have heard or read about the World Wide Web or www, w3 or
simply the WEB. You've also concluded that you need Mosaic or Netscape or
some kind of fancy graphic browser software to access the Web.
But, unfortunately you have just a simple Apple IIe and you don't do graphics,
just AppleWorks or just text stuff. And, you don't want to spend more money
to buy a high speed modem, as the freenets or Sailor won't handle more than
2400 baud anyway which would make any graphics file transfer VERY SLOW,
Then the name LYNX pops up which is a WEB browser with no graphics capability,
just text, and that makes you listen up. Is that something I can use? Since
you don't know, you forget about that again (although you shouldn't, because
some freenets offer the Lynx route to the WEB like Youngstown Freenet, the
only one apparently which takes new accounts from out of Ohio).
So, what can you do to access the Web? First, you'll need to have an internet
eMail box. Second, you have to know what WEB site or document you want to
access. WEB sites start with http://..., WEB documents also end with ....html.
There is a server which permits you to ask for delivery of Web documents
to your mail box: email@example.com
So, to get a http://...html document, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the message (subject ignored)
After a while you get the document from email@example.com
or some help message.
Send message to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the message (subject ignored)
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