8.6 The World Wide Web
Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet

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     Developed by researchers at the European Particle Physics
Laboratory in Geneva, the World-Wide Web is somewhat similar to a WAIS. 
But it's designed on a system known as hypertext.  Words in one document
are "linked" to other documents.  It's sort of like sitting with an
encyclopedia -- you're reading an article, see a reference that
intrigues you and so flip the pages to look up that reference.
     To try the Worldwide Web, telnet to
Log on as: www.  When you connect, you'll see something like:
                                                                Welcome to CERN
The World-Wide Web: CERN entry point                                          
   CERN is the European Particle Physics Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.   
   Select by number information here, or elsewhere.                           
  Help[1]                 About this program                                  
  World-Wide Web[2]       About the W3 global information initiative.         
  CERN information[3]     Information from and about this site                
  Particle Physics[4]     Other HEP sites with information servers            
  Other Subjects[5]       Catalogue of all online information by subject. Also:
                         by server type[6] .                                  
   ** CHECK OUT X11 BROWSER "ViolaWWW": ANON FTP TO info.cern.ch in           
   /pub/www/src *** Still beta, so keep bug reports calm :-)                  
   If you use this service frequently, please install this or any W3 browser on
   your own machine (see instructions[7] ). You can configure it to start     
1-7, <RETURN> for more, Quit, or Help:                                        
     You navigate the web by typing the number next to a given
reference.  So if you want to know more about the web, hit 2.  This is
another system that bears playing with.