Internet Web TextDevelopment of Internet Web Text

2008-01-31
Format maintenance and revision.
2007-08-09
Updated and revised Protect Yourself section.
2007-02-21
Revised people section to refer to social networking and blogs and removed reference to Internet relay chat and Topic email lists. Removed reference to Webopedia. Included link to Web/Top lookup resources in reference. Added reference to net video in Exploring. Updated link to new source for Netiquette guidelines (old source was FYI 28). Cleaned up formatting for What is the Internet and related introductory material to a simpler format.
2006-06-19
Updated and revised Protect Yourself section.
2006-01-25
Added info about StopBadware.org site to Protect Yourself section.
2005-01-24
Added Protect Yourself section to give an overview of security issues, awareness, and protective measures.
2004-09-13
Added Blogosphere Index to people section.
2003-08-31
Added customizations, key sequences, tricks, popups, discussion to Getting Started lesson. Removed references to PAML, Living Internet (both now defunct).
2003-08-28
Maintenance for fall 2003 course.
2003-02-27
Fixed some broken links to material at howstuffworks.com and removed link to Yahoo Internet Life (yet another paper magazine about the Net that folded!); added links in Connecting to the Internet to pages about connecting to the Internet (Modem, a T1 line, DSL, Cable Modem, Wireless Networking, Local Area Networking, a power line, airborne, via satellite, or by interplanetary means).
2003-01-18
Updates for spring 2003 course; added course lesson links to front page for easier use.
2002-10-04
Updated and checked links in preparation for fall course. Added "Big Picture" link on Connecting to the Internet and adding more discussion and references about content evaluation and citation in the tutorial about Net content. Added discussion about fighting spam in Mail lesson. Added links where appropriate to HowStuffWorks.com.
2002-08-25
Updates for fall course, "Introduction to Internet/Web." Updated Net Use lesson.
2002-02-23
Updates for spring course, "Introduction to Internet/Web." Updated Net Use lesson. Removed Argus Clearinghouse.
2001-10-07
Chased the Free Online Dictionary of Computing server again.
2001-09-06
Chased the LISZT link to topica.com.
2001-09-06
Add Net Audio to the Explore section.
2001-08-30
Revisions for fall course, "Introduction to Internet/Web." Added link to "How Internet Infrastructure Works." Removed links to guides that are no longer available or not updated or usable. Removed links to Net magazines that folded (!) (The Net in the UK and Net Guide in the USA). Google groups buys Deja. PAML preferred email list directory. LISZT seems to be gone--I always had problems remembering the correct spelling of this domain name.
2001-02-27
Start of spring course, "Introduction to Internet/Web."
2001-02-22
Revisions and updates of tutorial assignments.
2001-01-06
Revisions and updates for start of winter course, "Introduction to Internet/Web."
2001-01-02
added magazines for exploring the Web to Explore section; added Refdesk.com to reference section; moved Internet for Beginners to guides section; added Deja to appropriate places; added about.com to subjects; added google, northern light to keywords; updated about page.
2000-12-30
more revision of narrative pages; updates of links, new selection of guides;
2000-12-29
added more sites to reference, subjects; link to top of the web top of the web for exploring section.
2000-12-18
added lessons on communication, tools, terms, searching, help, books
2000-12-17
added lessons on Web content, Web use, mail. Chose more references for main Web Text. Want to integrate lessons with main sections of Web Text and vice versa.
2000-12-16
began adding tutor section for short course I am teaching
2000-05-15
updated format for consistent style for december.com;
1999-10-27
updated references; updated cybermaps section; cleaned up dead links
1997-09-06
updated phone books directory; network tools; removed ref to Zen and Entering WWW; hunt.org; updated WWW VL link; Unix help; added learn the net
1997-07-27
removed a bunch of outdated links and fixed others
1996-11-11
had to remove outdated Internet Services FAQ.
1996-11-05
updated botspot, link maintenance: WIC is now WebCrawler select, clearinghouse now at Argus; put in margin navigation charts;
1996-10-01
update of look and feel to new template; updated Yanoff list to http://www.spectracom.com/islist/
1996-07-25
WAIS has died; removed references to it; added more material to the orientation section;
1996-07-24
began the rework of the orientation sections. New material for What is the Internet? and What is the World Wide Web?
1996-05-06
reworked look and feel to conform to other publication styles.
1996-03-12
removed background; the transparent background gives problems for some browsers (Macintosh, b/w screens)
1996-02-24
major revision; move from rpi.edu to december.com;
1995-11-16
link maintenance and updates
www.hunt.org, email 101 URL, Whole Internet Catalog, Netiquette, Hytelnet, WebCrawler, Usenet Newsgroups, Email discussion lists
1995-10-27
link maintenance
1995-08-23
fixed -11-a Links URLs
1995-07-30
link maintenance; updated UNIXhelp pointer
1995-03-30
link maintenance; updated Ohio state FAQ list pointer
1995-03-18
updated links for Yahoo (from akebono.stanford.edu to www.yahoo.com), Lycos, and WWW (info.cern.ch to www.w3.org); interlaced all GIFs, misc. maintenance and checks.
1995-02-19
updated the cyberatlas, moved the MIDS World map to cyberatlas; added the link to MIDS cyberspace map (which I just found!)
1995-01-20
updated linkes for moved hosts/moved pages
1994-12-03
added CyberAtlas
1994-11-11
added WAIS and WAISGATE directory of servers to key word searching; moved directory of servers to connecting with people.
1994-09-30
all links to de Presno guide now to web page; fixed link to EEF's guide again;
1994-09-22
reorganized Subject-Oriented Searching, made Yahoo a principal selection; re-ordered items in Guides section; fixed link to MUD resources collection
1994-09-20
fixed link to EFF's Guide
1994-09-08
added a "Narrative Overview" link; University of Melbourne mirror linked in.
1994-09-01
added EARN's Guide to Network Tools as a major item in the Guides section; added (See also) for other sections, added these to no-icons, also.
1994-08-27
replaced Lycos, Harvest, and Crawler as highlighted spiders on front page and in word-oriented searching narrative; replaced references to Big Dummy's with EFF's Guide (name change). Put (see also) links on front page.
1994-08-12
updated MUD link.
1994-07-21
Major re-design of look and feel. Removed all links to category icons---these icons never seemed very descriptive anyway; The whole text (except the icons-only version) uses just three icons
IWT ICON * o, and these are all each fewer than 350 bytes. I've also used ALT= to help non-graphical browsers. Each page now has a more common look and feel.
1994-07-20
link maintenance; fixed quite a few stale links; also fixed style problems with HTML; simplyified many HTML structures; major refurbishing of look and feel to cut down on icon use. This will also reduce maintenance time. Will still keep icons-only version, as an experiment to see how many people use it--later, I'll do something with a graphical information map there.
1994-07-10
changed the culture link to be to icmc/culture.html, the links on the culture page (culture.html) were stale;
1994-07-04
link maintenance: GNN's Internet Basics page had a stale link; re-linked all references to internet-cmc and internet-tools to be to the 3-level table of contents of the segmented versions; put in some see also pointers to the internet-cmc file where appropriate
1994-05-06
routine link maintenance: fixed http://www.internic.net; changed Yanoff's list link to the http://www.uwm.edu site; added Crawler to the front page; fixed link for MUD Page; made the compact version as an experiment
1994-05-02
hooked the French version to the front page
1994-04-28
I linked the narrative versions of each of the (nar-*.html) sections to the title of that section listed in index.html. Previously, this link had been to the list version. The reasoning is that a user of index.html should be able to quickly go to the narrative version (which adds value over what they currently see on index.html page about that section). The list version is still hooked up to index.html through the icon for that section. This is also consistent with the way the narrative and list versions are laced together.
1994-04-22
changed usenet FAQ repository link from ftp.rtfm.edu to Ohio State hypertext list; other routine link maintenance; more modifications of nar-keyword.html; put (Worm, Nomad) on front index.html page---I might do this with some of the most useful resources that are inside each subcategory; many new web searching tools, I'll need to rework this section.
1994-04-17
changed all references to http://www.rpi.edu to be only where necessary (so mirror sites won't refer back to www.rpi.edu documents when local copy available).
1994-04-09
revised Keyword-Oriented Search page; hooked Big Dummy's HTML version to EFF site; added Art resources to cultural aspects.
1994-04-02
set Online World link to gopher site containing full text of chapters; updated CyberMap
1994-03-28
Nancy, France mirror site set up
1994-03-25
fixed errors/typos in HMTL code; set Zen link to the HTML version
1994-03-05
release 1.00
1994-02-07
began testing in the CMC course.
1994-01
first versions tested
1993-12
prototype
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