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"Navigating the Internet: Let's go Gopherin'" is a two or three
week, electronic mail, distance education course that will
introduce the new and intermediate user of the Internet to the
popular navigating tool--Gopher.
The Internet Gopher, developed by the University of Minnesota, is
a navigating tool that incorporates basic Internet services
into one easy-to-use program. File transfer and remote login are
simplified by Gopher; Gopher knows the remote machines' Internet
addresses, thus relieving the user of the tedious chore of
remembering and entering the sometimes encryptic Internet
This course will last for two or three weeks and will cover the
basic connections to a Gopher, look at selected Gopher sites,
create Gopher "bookmarks", and search "Gopherspace" with the help
of the powerful program--Veronica.
Information on different types of Gopher clients that are
available and their primary differences will be explained, and
installation and maintenance of a Gopher client and server will
conclude the course.
The course will consist of e-mail instructions and illustrations
that can be read and followed, or participants can save the
information to read at their own pace and location.
Dates: October 18, 1993 through the beginning of November.
To register for "Navigating the Internet: Let's go Gopherin'"
sign up to the list gophern by sending an e-mail message to the
listserv -at- ubvm -dot- cc -dot- buffalo -dot- edu
In the body of the e-mail message enter:
subscribe gophern Yourfirstname Yourlastname
This will automatically register you for the course.
(Note the missing "i and g" in gophering)
This course is intended for new, novice or intermediate Internet
users. You should be able to read and use your e-mail and a
TCP/IP connection is needed to actually use Gopher. Those on
Internet services who do not have full Internet access may not
receive all the benefits of the course. Also note that there
will probably be more than 100 e-mail messages of varying
lengths. Please consider your disk space and any e-mail costs
before registering for the course.
Richard J. Smith
smithr -at- clp2 -dot- clpgh -dot- org
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
gerland -at- ubvm -dot- cc -dot- buffalo -dot- edu
State University of New York at Buffalo
Academic Services, Computing and Information Technology
Manager, Network User Support Services
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602 (801) 378-2402
gary_hatch -at- byu -dot- edu