The Hill on the Net

The Hill on the Net : Congress Enters the Information Age

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An insider's view of the Internet's impact on the Legislative Branch. The author discusses the history of Congress' efforts to get itself wired; provides a "how-to" guide for those wishing to utilize Congressional and campaign resources on the net; and explains how the Internet will impact campaigning for Congress and the White House in 1996.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 1,360.77g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0121628701
  • 9780121628703

Table of contents

Why wire Washington? the case of television; the beginning; bulletin board systems; North Shore Mac; The White House; The House, and MIT; electronic mail; congressional E-mail addresses; spamming Congress; locating your congressman's E-mail address; sending electronic mail to Congress; tools of the trade; Usenet; Listservs. FTP/Gopher; what you'll find; electronic Town Halls and Press Conferences; the World Wide Web; Cap Web; who puts Congress on The Net, and what do they put? GPO; House Information Systems; The Library of Congress/THOMAS; Newt's Net? the making of a Capitol Cob Web; congressional committees; other legislative branch home pages; GAO and OTA; what to look for on member home pages; tales from the trenches; April Fools or real life? rules; the access fight grinds on; The Great Senate Web Hack; pornographers and terrorists; campaigns and opposition; 1992, 1994, 1996; House and Senate campaigns; Tom and Jerry preview campaign 1996 on The Net; opposition and unofficial; NewtWatch; can The Net make a difference? Net demographics; what's ahead?
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