World Wide Web
Feb. 14, 1997
Work through these exercises. There is nothing that needs to be handed in.
In each of the following, I give a hostname with a www server. You'll
have to construct the URL to enter into Netscape Navigator by taking the
hostname and prepending the access method for gopher service.
- Visit Lycos, find People Find, and try looking for some
people. For instance, is my residence pinpointed on the map? What do you
think of this?
- Visit Yahoo. Using Yahoo's subject categories, find the list of
personal computer manufacturers. The list you find should start with
Graeme Duncan Ltd and end with Zenith Data Systems. Answer the following
- What is the description for Hewlett Packard?
- Is philanthropy a part of IBM's financial strategy?
- Is the Consumer Opinion information regarding Packard Bell
positive or negative? How trustworthy is this information? (Discuss
this with those around you.)
- Using Yahoo's subject categories, Find Penn State's distance
- When was the American Center for the Study of Distance Education
established? In what College is it housed?
- Does the Department of Distance Learning offer any accounting
- What is Shaver's Creek?
- Go to WebCrawler. Design a search to find real estate in the
Pittsburgh area. (Click on Search Tips for help.) Show me what
you entered for your search. Do you see any properties that you like?
- Go to pathfinder.com.
- Is the full text of the Unabomber Manifesto there?
- Can you get a weather forecast?
- What's up with the threatened American Airlines strike?
- Access the PA State Senate's Member Directory at
www.pasen.gov/members/senators.html and click on ``Who is your
Senator (Large PA map).'' Click on the senatorial district that contains
all of Lycoming County.
- Who is the senator from this district?
- When is his birthday?
- In what major is his college degree?
Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Feb 13 16:29:03 EST 1997