Humanity has been sending and receiving messages since the beginning, from howling at the moon, signal fires, semaphore, to the telegraph, radio, and cell phones. Continue reading
The first step in getting your business on-line is to procure Internet access for yourself. Today, Continue reading
To fully capitalize the benefits of your business’s on-line presence, you must understand the relationships among domains, IP addresses, Internet Service Providers (ISP), and Website Hosting Providers(WHP). Continue reading
Free email accounts like Yahoo, MSN, and Gmail typically employ a web based client(how you send and receive email). You access your email through a web site. The provider sells advertising on the web site to re-coup expenses and generate a profit. A web host provider may offer email services for your domain. Most provide a web interface or webmail. Another way to access your email accounts is through a local email client, Continue reading
The type of web site you will want to deploy, will determine who you will want to develop the site and who will host it. Continue reading
You have determined what kind of a site you want and who is going to develop it. The next step is to find a web host provider. Make a list of what you want from your WHP and the cost. Continue reading
In the common vernacular it’s called “driving eyeballs to your site”. There are a few ways to do this.
You could tell all of your friends and family about your site, and cajole or bribe them to tell everyone they know to visit your site. Don’t under-estimate the power of Continue reading
… I recently found this advertisement from around 1978 while sorting through the contents of my filing cabinet. It may have been the first PC related scam. This flyer was sent to every PC retailer in the country. Not one diskette drive was ever shipped. If you could find one, a single sided TRS-80 drive was more than double this price, required the purchase of the expansion interface, and was somewhat unreliable. The data capacity of a double sided 5.25 in diskette was 256,000 characters.
“Never trust a company with the word ‘World’ in it’s name” is one of the Rules For Life I developed from that long ago episode in my past.
I have no idea how I managed to hold on to this scrap of paper for so long!