global connected computer network in which any information can be
transferred, distributed, or obtained instantly in electronic or
digital form through optical fiber lines, satellites, or other high
tech medium, around the world 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
the Internet as the passage way, the user can send electronic mail
from on site to another in a matter of seconds.
lists are e-mail-based discussion groups. Instead of being sent
to an individual on the list, E-mails are sent to a central ListServ
address first, then they are distributed to everyone who subscribes
to the list.
It is a distributed commuter information service similar to Mailing
Lists, using a different set of programs to send and receive messages.
It is more organized.
(File Transferring Protocol):
is a tool for transferring files between computers on the Internet.
is a tool to allow one to log onto remote computers, access public
files and databases.
is a tool to enable the user to browse Internet resources. Typically,
one can navigate the Internet using Gopher by selecting the desired
item from a series of lists. User can then continue in a series
of lists until you locate the information you are seeking.
Wide Web (WWW):
Gopher is a menu-based approach to browsing the Internet, the WWW
offers an innovative alternative. WWW enables user to browse the
Internet by using a hypertext series of links (similar to Windows
Help file), completed with artistic graphical representations. When
one selects a hypertext link, one may move to a computer within
the same location or to another computer thousands of miles ways
to browse that information.
Area Information Server (WAIS):
is a system to search Internet databases. User can do a keyword
search using WAIS to retrieve all of the matching documents and