Adam Gaffin

Adam Gaffin is the creator and editor of Boston Online, an award-winning Web site dedicated to everything Boston.

  • Everybody's Guide to the Internet

    Everybody's Guide to the Internet

    Adam Gaffin

    If you have access to a personal computer and want to explore the Internet, Everybody's Guide is the place to begin.

    Foreword by Mitchell Kapor. If you have access to a personal computer and want to explore the Internet, Everybody's Guide is the place to begin. Everybody's Guide is designed to make you comfortable in the virtual world of the Internet with its insider language and peculiar local culture. Accessible, friendly, and authoritative, it offers a clear, bare-bones introduction to the Internet, with just enough technical information to get you online. Additional help is offered at the end of each chapter in the form of a section on what to do "when things go wrong," and another section, called "FYI," tells you where to look for further information. Everybody's Guide covers everything you need to know about the rich and complex Internet environment: e-mail (including advanced e-mail); the "global watering hole" called Usenet and its essential newsgroups; mailing lists and bitnet; bulletin board systems; downloading files via ftp; information utilities such as telnet, gopher, archie, veronica, WAIS, and the World-Wide Web; information services such as library catalogs, weather reports, and traveling advisories; news services; IRC and MUDs; and the network in the classroom. The Internet is growing and changing so quickly that to help keep users up to date, Everybody's Update to the Internet is posted monthly and is available for free online over the Internet. Everybody's Guide was originally "published" electronically as The Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet. It is sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Mitchell Kapor and John Perry Barlow that works to protect civil liberties in emerging technologies.

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  • Science Not Silence

    Science Not Silence

    Voices from the March for Science Movement

    Stephanie Fine Sasse and Lucky Tran

    Signs, artwork, stories, and photographs from the March for Science Movement and community.

    In January 2017, an idea on social media launched the global March for Science movement. In a few short months, more than 600 cities, 250 partners, and countless volunteers banded together to organize a historical event that drew people of all backgrounds, interests, and political leanings. On April 22, 2017, more than one million marchers worldwide took to the streets to stand up for the importance of science in society and their own lives—and each of them has a story to tell. Through signs, artwork, stories, and photographs, Science Not Silence shares some of the voices from the March for Science movement. From Antarctica to the North Pole, from under the sea to the tops of mountains, whether alone or alongside thousands, people marched for science. A citizen scientist with advanced ALS spent countless hours creating an avatar using technology that tracks his eye movements so that he could give a speech. Couples carrying babies born using in vitro fertilization dressed them in shirts that said “Made By Science.” The former U.S. Chief Data Scientist spoke about what really makes America great. Activists championed the ways science should serve marginalized communities. Artists created stunning signs, patients marched with the doctors who saved them, and scientists marched with the community that supports them. Every story is a call to action.

    The march was just the beginning. Now the real work begins. Science Not Silence celebrates the success of the movement, amplifies the passion and creativity of its supporters, and reminds everyone how important it is to keep marching.

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