Investigator 75, 2000 November
ON THE INTERNET
(From: Investigator 75, 2000 November)
Investigator Magazine is on the Internet.
The Home Page is shown opposite. [Here omitted] It has six links that in turn link to articles reproduced from Investigator.
At present only a few dozen articles are available "on line" but it's planned to increase this, perhaps to hundreds.
The idea to publish on the "Web" came from Investigator subscriber Burjin J Kotwall. In early 1996 he arranged for an article to go on a Norwegian website and by letter (February 26) announced:The INVESTIGATOR is launched into Cyberspace today!In September 1996 the editor bought a computer and took the first tentative steps to using it.
(Investigator 48 1996 May p. 4)
In May 1997 he went to a library to try out the Internet and watched a young woman to see how to go about it. A 1-page news sheet titled Investigator News explained what happened:Tracy K, 27, turned out to be an unemployed teacher of business studies.Tracy Kong eventually became a police constable and her assistance gradually decreased.
Agreement was reached for free personal tuition in computer use at Mr Stett's home.
Disk-copying, graphics, news-sheets, Internet Service Providers, scanner use, etc, were tackled.
How did free help come about initially?
"He asked and got lucky," said Ms K.(1997 September Issue 1)
A graduate of information technology, Richard Schmidt, took over and took the editor through website preparation and other steps associated with getting a website up.