Bill Thompson commissioned me to draw this cheatsheet when he worked for training company “Computer College”. I recently found paperwork that dates it accurately to October 1993.
The WWW section describes non-browser (i.e., telnet) navigation of the World Wide Web. This cheatsheet came out just as the NCSA Mosaic web browser was released in beta. The online world was changing, rapidly.
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for the wondrous ability of working a machine that is in a distant or foreign place
for the automated toing and froing of files at differing sites or locations
For example, use the ftp server
for the reading of multifarious & modern information posted by the ladies, gentlemen and automata of the internet.
nn comands in “Selection Mode”
find FTP archive for discovering the location of a file whose own name is mostly known
Public archie servers: login as “archie” at
menu-based serch for the excavation of general facts and stored knowledge
Public Gopher services: login as “gopher” at
World-wide-web hypertext search for the exploration & revelation of things known and stored throughout the globe
Public WWW server: