Offbeat Internet

Notice: It is our firm belief that the military surplus computer network commonly known as the "Internet" should not be used by persons under the age of majority. We encourage minors to instead use another large public computer network such as AOL, APANA, or FidoNet.

(Sorry, but the once popular commercial networks known as BIX, CompuServe, GEnie, and Prodigy, have all ceased operation, as has the commercial email service known as MCI Mail, and the proprietary hardware networks known as Minitel and WebTV. Also, the pioneering linkup networks known as BITNET, DATAPAC, DECnet, FreeNet, JUNET, PLATO, Sprintnet, Tymnet, and uucpnet, have all been officially abandoned, although a dwindeling few of mostly forgotten severed nodes and local forums still remain).