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Civic Hookups Put Locals on The Internet; Community Networks Offering Free Access
August 1, 1994

Students, researchers and other professionals have long had no-cost access to the global computer network called the Internet. But for everyone else, getting in meant getting out the wallet.

Now a growing number of "community" or "civic" computer networks are springing up around the country to tie local people together and hook them into the Internet for free.

Last week, Maryland’s planned state-wide "Sailor" system, which makes the Internet’s so-called gopher services available at no cost, began limited operation in the Baltimore area. Officials hope to start making it available in Washington’s Maryland suburbs in September.

Sailor also will offer subsidized rates — …

Address for Success: Internet Name Game; Individuals Snap Up Potentially Valuable Corporate E-Mail IDs
August 11, 1994

To reach Jim Cashel on the Internet, just drop him a line at his e-mail address "cashel@esquire.com."

You can’t call him at Esquire magazine, though. He doesn’t work there and never has, according to the company. Try some of his other 17 e-mail addresses, including "hertz.com" and "trump.com," and you’ll get the same result. He doesn’t work for those companies either, spokesmen said.

But Cashel does own the words they might want to use in their cyberspace addresses.

Cashel — a Kalorama resident who works at the government-funded Eurasia Foundation here — declined to be interviewed for this article. He is among a …