Why doesn't either cosn or nsf fund the development of a system analysis like workbook for folk like JIM? This product should demonstrate the available hard ware software options for connecting to the internet. It should range all the way from Dave hughes lowcost unix to fido distributed model to dedicated access with lans and x windows and mosaic. Couldn't a lot of the stuff be flow charted? Do you want this and can you pay that? Yes /no? Such a guide should also include the data on CATV & eithernet internet links that I wrote about in my recent CATV study. Those folk whose CATV license are coming up fo renewal *AND* who know enough to ask the right questions have some very interesting possibilities.