Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 12:36:18 -0400 (EDT) From: Bob Rankin
To: TOURBUS@colossus.net Subject: The 'Bus is Coming! /~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~|~~~~~/~~~|~\ |____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____|____/ | \ | /_____|---\ / --T-H-E---I-N-T-E-R-N-E-T---T-O-U-R-B-U-S--> ///////| | | |///////| | ~~~/~~~\~/~~~\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/~~~\~~~~ \___/ \___/ "Why Surf When U Can Ride The Bus?" \___/ Greetings TOURBUS Riders, I hope you all got Patrick's introductory posting last week. If not, you can find it on the archives at the new TOURBUS World-Wide Web site. The address (URL, for you techies) is: http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus We'll be sending out a TOURBUS posting every Tuesday & Thursday. If you don't get yours on time, it could be due to a network delay or (perish the thought) because the dreaded mail-eating Loch-Nett monster has swallowed it whole. If you're desperate for your TOURBUS fix, you can always check the Archives on the Web site. As Patrick mentioned, TOURBUS will be a "sponsored" list. This means that a short commercial message will be included at the beginning and end of each TOURBUS segment to help defray the cost of operating the list, and to make it worth our while to bring you a free high-quality service. Administering a list of tens of thousands of subscribers, answering inquiries, researching topics, and oh yeah... the actual writing all does consume a lot of time. And you can be sure the sponsors that choose to come along for the ride will have some exciting and useful products to make your online experience even better. If you're curious about advertising & rates, you can find information on the TOURBUS web site, or just send e-mail to BobRankin@MHV.net with Subject: SEND TBRATES to get an automated reply. -------------------------- Are You Access-Impaired? -------------------------- If you don't have direct access to the Internet through your BBS or online service, you're not alone. About half the world's countries are still limited to a simple e-mail connection to the Net. Even though the TOURBUS will be stopping at lots of FTP, Gopher, and World-Wide Web sites, you'll still be able to access almost every resource you discover here if all you have is e-mail access. My free comprehensive document, "Accessing The Internet By E-Mail" reveals how to do almost anything on the Internet using simple e-mail commands, and it's even available in 15 languages! To get the latest edition, send e-mail to one of the addresses below. To: email@example.com Enter only this line in the BODY of the note: send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email To: firstname.lastname@example.org Enter only this line in the BODY of the note: GET INTERNET BY-EMAIL NETTRAIN F=MAIL To: email@example.com Enter only this line in the BODY of the note: send lis-iis e-access-inet.txt You can also get the file by anonymous FTP at one of these sites: Site: rtfm.mit.edu get pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email Site: ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu get NETTRAIN/INTERNET.BY-EMAIL Site: mailbase.ac.uk get pub/lists/lis-iis/files/e-access-inet.txt You should get a copy even if you have full access, because the techniques I describe for e-mail searching via archie, veronica, lycos, whois and netfind just might save you a bit of time and/or money! TIP: Make sure you get Version 4.71, since it's the latest as of this writing. ------------- The Ugly Bus ------------- If you've got a graphical web browser, and you're in the mood for a hearty guffaw, then you owe it to yourself to see the sad, ugly bus that I slapped up on the TOURBUS web page. Okay, maybe it's not all that bad, but we *do* need a new logo. If you're artistically inclined, here's your chance for fame and glory! Send in your logo ideas and if we choose yours, we'll put it on the TOURBUS web page along with a hotlink to your own address. If you're a graphic designer, the exposure could be good for business! Here are the Contest Rules: 1) All submissions must be in GIF or JPEG format. 2) E-mail files in MIME or uuencoded format to BobRankin@MHV.net 3) Submissions cannot be returned. 4) Winning entry becomes the property of TOURBUS owners. 5) Do not fold, bend, staple, spindle or mutilate. 6) Decision of the judges is completely arbitrary and irrational. TOURBUS officially starts to roll on July 20. Tell a friend to subscribe, and I'll see you on the 'Bus! ====================================================================== SUBSCRIBE : Send SUBSCRIBE TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM unSUBSCRIBE: Send UNSUBSCRIBE TOURBUS to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM Web Site : http://csbh.mhv.net/~bobrankin/tourbus (stop in for back issues and the logo contest) Advertising: E-mail BobRankin@MHV.net w/ Subject: SEND TBRATES ====================================================================== TOURBUS - (c) Copyright 1995, Patrick Crispen and Bob Rankin All rights reserved. Redistribution is allowed only with permission.