Internet for Christians

Internet for Christians

Internet for Christians: Everything You Need to Start Cruising the Net Today
Schultze
1998

Evidently this book is the secret to a more sanitized Internet.

In actuality, it really is a guidebook for Christian oriented sites. Regardless, since this is about the Internet circa late 1990s, I think we can safely let this go.

These subject/group specific books were all the rage as people were starting to navigate the web.  Now it seems ridiculous that one would use a book to guide them to certain sites. They would be out of date before they even went to a publisher.

Remember Actor’s Guide to the Internet? How about Internet after Hours? or as a companion book, Catholics on the Internet. I’d be curious to know how many sites have lasted over 20 years.

Go surf with God,

Mary

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7 comments

  1. I don’t agree that a website is called a “page” — what would they call a page, then? But then, I am not and never have been in this book’s target audience.

    1. I think it hearkens back to the days when most DIY sites were (or looks like) subsites a larger domain, i.e. Geocities itself is the website, but your “webpage” is Geocities.com/[[subsection URL]]

  2. There’s certainly nothing in this book about streaming worship services, which tons of churches have had to take a crash course on in the coronavirus era.

  3. My favorite part is his bio’s mile-long list of affiliates to the site he worked for, as if he had anything to do with any of them. But with a quick glance, a reader might mistake them for credentials.

    Also, dare someone to email him and see if it still works.

  4. I would like to see what children in 1998 put on their webpages. I remember when I was that old, and I did “publish” something in a very obscure subject. I still have that email address, waiting for someone to find it and email me.

  5. I won’t lie, when I first looked at the post title I thought it said Internet for Christmas.

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