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Telnet: History, Purpose, Advantages, Disadvantages

Before gophers, hypertext, and sophisticated web browsers, telnet was the primary means by which computer users connected their machines with other computers around the world. Telnet is a plain ASCII terminal emulation protocol that is still used to access a variety of information sources, most notably libraries and local BBS’s. This report will trace the…

Medieval Minstrels: History & Traveling Thespians

Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at…

T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”: Poem & Analysis

T.S. Eliot’s  “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” is a melancholy poem of one man’s frustrated search to find the meaning of his existence.  The speaker’s strong use of imagery contributes to the poem’s theme of communion and loneliness. The Poem begins with an invitation from Prufrock to follow him through his self-examination. The…

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): History

Born from the Niagara Movement, led by William E. B. DuBois, the NAACP has had a volatile birth and a lively history (Beifuss 17:E4). The impetus for the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came in the summer of 1908. Severe race riots in Springfield, Illinois, prompted William English Walling…