I use Telnet a lot in the 1990's also but it still has uses in getting huge databases off a specific computer. I use pilot.msu.edu to get addresses, phone numbers and e-mnail from msu's database. It is easier to use then trying to figure out the MSU web page. Bob At 12:32 AM 4/13/02 -0400, you wrote: >Jeff Etue > >CISB 102 Lesson 4 Question 4 > >Before the Web, there was Gopher. > >Before Gopher there was Telnet. > >There was also a hypertext directory of telnet sites - Hytelnet. > >Hytelnet was a worldwide directory of telnet sites on the Internet compiled in 1990 by Peter Scott. > >This was used much as Yahoo! Is used today. > >You can find information and the archived list here: > >http://www.lights.com/hytelnet/ > >I didn't need to learn Telnet's uses - I used them on a daily basis from 1987 -1991! > >I was shocked to learn that MSU still has remnants of their Merit IBM Gateway active, > >telnet://ibmgate.msu.edu > >The Magic online library catalog is located: > >telnet://magic.lib.msu.edu/ > >And I learned you can still connect with UofM library from Magic! > >I also learned my wife's old msu e-mail account was active; I logged on and changed her e-mail forwarding address because the address it was being forwarded to was inactive - she changed jobs and forgot about the old address! > > > > > > > > Robert Gardner "In a recent survey conducted by Business Weekly, 75% of employers admitted to monitoring their employees e-mail and voice mail correspondence."