To tell the truth, what's best about the internet
can't be listed here. Most of what will
end up here (because this is just started)
is stuff that a good library will get for
you much quicker. The best of the internet
. . . is people.
And the quickest way to real people
on the web are newsgroups. If you're
not familiar with newsgroups, check out deja.com.
You could spend hours or weeks researching something, or you could locate a specialist who can get you straightened out in no time. People tend to answer e-mail, too. Ever think of contacting that famous person who changed your life? Or the author of the book you're reading now? To a surprising degree, people are willing to respond to perfect strangers, to offer help merely because they are pleased to do so.
Speaking of which, do you know of any great sites that I should know about? Mail me the location!