of Buying a Personal Computer System--a useful guide to
what the components of the system are, and how much you need for
various purposes. From the University of Oregon.
Citizen Media Law Project -- "The guide is intended for use
by citizen media creators with or without formal legal training, as well
as others with an interest in these issues, and focuses on the wide
range of legal issues online publishers are likely to face, including
risks associated with publication, such as defamation and privacy torts;
intellectual property; access to government information; newsgathering;
and general legal issues involved in setting up a business."
Training Courses--with downloadable manuals and problem sets.
These are zipped files, so you will need to use unzip software, but
the vendor promises they are virus checked.
Guide to Buying a Home Computer--Dave has been teaching a
course in this at Michigan State U. since 1995, and he has some good
Web-based guide to DOS commands, with examples.
Extensions, Formats and Utilities -- various file formats and
how to deal with them. For ex. how do I open a .sit file? Find out
Information on the Net--a Tutorial--a really well done
presentation on how to analyze your information needs, phrase your
search, select the search engine that will do what you need to do.
Get Safe Online -- "will
help you protect yourself against internet threats. The site is
sponsored by government and leading businesses working together to
provide a free, public service."
101--this is a good, clearly written source for the basics of
internet us. It includes illustrations.
Explorer -- download the latest version for free. Beware; only
works on Windows 98 or above.
Navigator--one of the best tutorials on using the internet
that netguru Carole Leita has ever seen.
your e-mail free once a week from a Web Browser, good for travelers.
The software's author assures me that your account name and password
are not retained.
-- finding pearls of academic sites not easily found by using search
engines. Searchable by keyword or subject and more.
Guide--one of the most thorough introductions I've seen to how
a computer and its component parts operate, how to set it up, add to
the system, and recover from disaster.
Podzinger - search engine for podcasts.
Support Guy-- will answer questions about PC software,
including Windows2000, but also maintains an archive of previously
Knowledge Base--a huge searchable collection of technical
questions and answers about PCs and Macs. If your answer isn't here,
Credibility Research -- From Stanford. Helpful for designing
a Webscape Communications E-zine for newer Internet users. It includes
a "how-to" section and tutorials on many aspects and
activities. Updated monthly.
dictionary/encyclopedia about personal computers.