letter via the postal service is not dead...yet! E-Mail just
makes sending things a bit, no make that, tremendously faster!
The idea you have now that you would love to share with someone
on the other side of the world, can now be sent in a matter of
seconds. Imagine you want to sent a "Thank You Note" or
a "Dear John Letter" or even a copy of your great
grandmother's cookie recipe to someone and you need it there NOW.
You cant wait three or four days (maybe even longer) for the
information to be in the other person's hands or, send it E-Mail.
Within a matter of seconds, your information can be on someone
else's computer. Once they have it, then it can be printed up
just as if you had wrote it on paper, stuffed it in an envelope,
stamped it, and carried down to the post office. You even save
the cost of a stamp! Along with
your E-Mail message, you can include pictures, sounds, even video
images! There are so many things that you can do with E-Mail that
yocompanies thatu may give up paper and pen completely (well
maybe not completely, but you can start to see the possibilites).
E-Mail is a service that is provided from your I.S.P (internet
service provider) but is available even without a regular I.S.P.
for people who do not want to pay for full internet use. There
are services that allow you to check and send E-Mail from any
computer terminal in the world while you are traveling. If you
have access to a computer anywhere, you can be linked to your
mail and not have to wait till you get home to read it. The newer
internet browsers (Microsoft's Explorer, Netscape's Navigator)
include wonderful E-Mail programs built into them. There are also
some stand alone programs such as Eudora, Pegasus, and Juno for
example. Your local library may also allow free use of E-Mail.
The local Hernando County court house even has public terminals
available at no charge to check your E-Mail! Willoh Computer Services will assist you in establishing
your own personal E-Mail account. We will show you how to
compose, edit, attach files (pictures and sound), send, retrieve,
and view your mail. Using E-Mail is one of the easiest ways to
communicate on the internet and is still the most popular today.