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Steve Fouts, (INTERNET:sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM) says:
> Um, if you have access to anonymous ftp, you can download the Electronic
> Frontier Foundations, ``Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet.'' It is a text
> only document that will give you a good foothold. It was last updated in
> October of 93, so it is fairly current.
> Look for it at gatekeeper.dec.com /.3/net/info/big-dummys-guide
> or osprey.telcom.arizona.edu /NETWORKS.DIR;1/INTERNET.DIR;1.
> Mac weenies can get an hqx'd version at sumex-aim.stanford.edu
I remember seeing an announcement within the past week about an updated
version of "Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet" available via FTP from
FTP.EFF.ORG and, if I remember correctly, the directory was
/Pub/Net_Guide/Update (or, if that's not it *exactly*, it's pretty close).
Also, FTP.EFF.ORG (the Electronic Frontiers Foundation) has several
versions now, including one for Mac users.
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