From: b...@ora.com (Brian Erwin)
Subject: O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator launched
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Summary: O'Reilly launches the Global Network Navigator (GNN)
Keywords: Internet O'Reilly GNN
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Organization: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1993 19:11:09 GMT
Global Network Navigator *Launched*
An Internet-based Information Center
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Free Subscription (send mail to i...@gnn.com)
The Global Network Navigator (GNN), our free Internet-based
information center, is up and running. GNN consists of a regular
weekly news service, an online magazine, The Online Whole Internet
Catalog, and a global marketplace containing information about
products and services.
Global Network Navigator is an application of the World Wide
Web (WWW), developed at CERN in Switzerland. Most of the current
development on World Wide Web technology is centered at the National
Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Champaign, Illinois.
NCSA's Mosaic is a World Wide Web browser available for UNIX systems
with beta versions for PC Windows and the Macintosh also available.
Any World Wide Web browsers can be used to access GNN as well
as other network services such as gopher and WAIS.
What's in the first issue
The premier issue of GNN Magazine assesses the public interest
in tapping the potential of the Internet. The U.S. Government seems
to be looking at the Internet as the model for a National Data
Superhighway. This infrastructure can work for many people, including
businesses, but just how will it work and who will pay for it?
Some interesting statistics
* GNN has 600 (not around, not approximately, but 600 on the
nose) outside links
* GNN has 5,088 internal and external links
* GNN has 44,978 lines, 230,703 words, and 1,918,553
characters. If we printed this out on a printer getting 60
lines per page, we'd see a stack of 749 pages, probably about
3 inches thick.
How To Subscribe
To get information about subscribing to Global Network
Navigator, send e-mail to i...@gnn.com.
Brian Erwin, b...@ora.com
O'Reilly & Associates
103A Morris Street, Sebastopol CA 95472
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