This is "The Online World" shareware book
version 1.5. It describes the breadth of
the offerings by focusing on selected
applications on major global networks and
services including Internet, CompuServe,
Fidonet, Usenet, and BITNET. Perspective
is global. It is an ASCII text file that
is suitable for sending to a printer.
QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ONLINE WORLD BOOK
Last revised August 5, 1993.
The Online World book's text on paper, disk
and in any other electronic form is (C) copy-
righted 1993 by Odd de Presno. All rights re-
Odd de Presno Internet mail: [email protected]
4815 Saltrod Data/BBS: +47 370 31204 24-hour BBS
Norway (Europe) FAX: +47 370 27111
Voice: +47 370 31204 (orders only)
If you have an MS-DOS computer, and the MS-DOS program MORE.COM in C:\DOS,
just do a
TYPE ONLINE.BOK | C:\DOS\MORE
It is not very elegant, but it works.
You can load the book into a word processing program, or read it with a file
viewer. My favorites are:
LOOKFOR - MS-DOS shareware boolean text search program authored by
David L. Trafton, 6309 Stoneham Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20817,
U.S.A. Registration: US$ 15.00.
LIST - Shareware viewing program from Vern Buerg, 139 White Oak
Circle Petaluma, CA 94952, U.S.A. (US$ 37.00)
A copy of the former has been included, so that you can try it.
NOTE: LOOKFOR is a shareware program. Registering for the Online World
does NOT imply that you also register your copy of LOOKFOR!!!
If you decide to use the program, register directly as instructed in the
accompanying information file. LOOKFOR is not free!
If you have an MS-DOS computer, you must extract the LOOKFOR program and its
documentation from the transportation file before you can try it. Enter
to extract three files.
To read the book, enter
LOOKFOR IN ONLINE.BOK
LOOKFOR's disadvantage is that blank lines usually disappear. The good news is
that it allows you to search for information in the book, and that searching
is very fast. Sample command:
LOOKFOR internet AND telnet IN online.bok
Read LOOKFOR.DOC (in the LOOKFV5.COM file) for more information.
This archive should contain only one readme file. Any more or less you can
be sure did not come from me.
Odd de Presno