On-Line World - Issue 1 - November 1994

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84 pages


Front cover:

  • Busted!
  • Exclusive: 119 bulletin boards seized by armed police and government agents… It’s the Hacker Crackdown - Italian Style. 
  • Net weirdness: On-Line fun for the strange the weird and the twisted
  • Spam wars: how a US law firm brought controversy to the net
  • Waaay cool: Tons of great stuff for you to try on-line
  • Plus the beginner’s guide to the Internet…



Net Happenings

  • 11 Welcome!

Clive Grace, Editor and net.head welcomes you to the on line world of the Internet

  • 12 On-Line World

Stories around the world about what’s happening out there

  • 21 Erotech

Essential fetish wear for your next foray into cyberspace

  • 48 Well Read

Confounded by the deluge of new Internet Books? We’ve read them all to find the best


Net Resources

  • 50 TimeLine

Where did the Internet come from? How was it all started? We trace the roots of the Internet all the way back to the 1960s.

  • 67 Net Warez

Cool new software and hardware products to make your time on-line easier.

  • 73 The On-Line World Internet Guide

Looking for fun places to hang out? Need to catch the ultimate wave every nwet.surfer is on the lookout for? The chances are it’ll be listed here.

  • 81 Next Month


Agit Prop

  • 57 The Net Will Eat The West

Walls are breaking down so fat that governments are getting seriously concerned about their future in an on line world. Anarchy rules on the infobahn - but how long can it last?

  • 60 Letting The Genie Out…

An anonymous Cyberpunk allegedly reverse-engineers a US government encryption system. He posts his results to the Net and starts an ideological war in the process. Was what he did illegal?

  • 82 Flamebait

Charlie Stross pleads in favour of keeping the Internet away from the bozos who killed originality and maverick innovation in the PC industry.

  • 24 Hardware One: The Hacker Crackdown - Italian Style

Armed police and secret security agents raid over 119 bulletin boards. Their excuse is o crack down on illegal ‘gangs of software pirates’ Bernardo Parrella discovers Italy’s new regime has a more pragmatic reason for ‘Operation Hardware One…’

  • 30 Internet Expresso

The virtual becomes reality. A new breed of watering hole is appearing - real cafes with public access terminals where you can cruise the infobahn over coffee. Paul Lyons visits Cyberia, Europe’s first real-world cybercafe in London.

  • 36 Spam Wars: The Center & Siegle story

Their names raise the spectre of commercialism on the internet. While their reputations are littered with lies, scamps and get-rich-quick schemes. Penny Jannifer uncovers the myth of Canter & Segal - arguably the two most hated people on the Internet.

  • 43 The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the Internet

In the first part of our in-depth look at the Internet, Simon Bisson looks at all the component parts that make up the Internet and explains how, as a first time user, you can find your way about it as quickly as possible.

  • 48 MUDs MUCKs and MOOs 

Sad individuals who have yet to get a lids, or a legitimate (and fun) new way of meeting people? Redvane Fox looks into the lives and loves of the people who create, maintain and meet in self-styled virtual realities over the Internet known as MUDs.

Publication Date : November 1994

Creator : HG Publications in association with Hall Park Publications

Format : Magazine

Physical Description : Magazine, 84 pages

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH66022. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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