Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
7.46. What are some good places to continue learning about how to find information on the Internet?
I'm tempted to answer with a Zen koan, something about how the search for
learning is a lifelong process, but that's probably not the best way to end
this chapter! Instead, remember that there are a lot of different people out
there who are also interested in the topics that interest you, and that the
network is changing--and improving--daily. Start with the FAQ files if your
topic is related to a Usenet group. Check Veronica to see whether there are any
files in the vast reaches of Gopherspace, too. (And persevere. If you pick a
busy time, you'll get lots of too busy - try again soon messages.) Check
Archie if you're looking for specific files or documents. Build up a list of
sites and files that you find particularly helpful; my Gopher bookmark list,
for example, is up to 44 entries, and I constantly modify it to ensure that it
lists the best places for the information I seek. If you use Mosaic, then learn
how to use the Hot Key feature to remember where you've been. Write it down.
Ask your friends. And if you've exhausted all other channels, ask a brief
question to the appropriate newsgroup or mailing list.
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