January 11, 1999
The holiday season is over, inventory is out of the way (hopefully) and
it's time to sit back and relax a little. One way is to surf the
Internet, but often it's difficult to locate the URLs of
sites you'd like to visit.
A site called Connections offers a lot of help,
providing links to more than 150 different sites covering 16 topics,
including business, politics, reference media and government. The
site sponsor, an Internet service provider called EZ Networks, has assembled an interesting
variety of links and it's easy to spend hours clicking from one to
While many cover serious topics, some are fun too. The "Funny Pages" section includes links to "Dilbert" and "The Far Side," and the "Entertainment" list has David Letterman's Top 10 List. Link to the ESPN Sportszone or NFL.com under "Sports" or the Internet Chef or Epicurious cooking sites under "Food."
Need some information? The "Reference" heading includes links to
Bartlett's Famous Quotations, Roget's Thesaurus, a ZIP code
directory, MapQuest for driving directions, the Weather Channel and more.
If these don't keep you busy, "Hot Sites" is a gateway to more lists with hundreds of additional links. One warning: Occasionally some pages didn't connect, suggesting that
perhaps the sponsor doesn't keep the site entirely up to date.
- by Jack Heeger