Jess Olonoff (jolonoff@GATE.NET)
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 16:02:05 -0500
DeLane and All,
Do not know where you are so I can not say anything for sure. Check for
the availability of a "Free-Net" in your area. They are generally run
through the local library system. They offer free or almost free access
to the net and usually they have an IRC client along with other Internet
access. The only drawback is they are usually very busy.
Full Internet access through a unix shell account is available in most
urban areas now for about $17-20/Month.
Really though, for a Geo. project e-mail is probably better anyway as it
is a direct one-to-one contact with one person at a time and allows you a
simple way to keep a paper-trail. There are probably many in the group
who would be happy to suggest e-mail addresses for good keyboard-buddies.
I would not suggest freely handing out your address on IRC.
IRC can be fun but is really for chatting with a group of people. Often
times there may be only a few people online and at other times so many
you can not keep up with the discussion. Also irc can lead to some areas
of the net you may not want your boy to wander into. With a simple
command he can list all available channels and may find his way into
Try using e-mail through the Scouts-l group first and I believe you'll be
very pleased with the results.
Yours in Scout-Netting,
Jess Olonoff, CM Pack-206 | Eagle - 1970, T-10 Tulsa, Okla.
Riverglades Elem. - Parkland, Fla. | Ta-Tsu-Hwa - Ordeal '69, Brthrhd '70
Lighthouse Dstrct - S. Fl. Council | Scout in NYC-Brooklyn 61-66, Tulsa 66-71
"We just might all be right!" | Boca Raton 73-74, Parkland 94-?
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