Protocols are necessary for people to communicate effectively on the
Internet. The PEAS Protocol was developed to
enable the schools involved
in the project to communicate, and to identify types and inventories of
equipment and software that could be used on the Internet. The
Project has set up the following minimum and recommended standards.
Minimum Hardware and Software Required
Recommended Hardware and Software
- 14.4 Modem
- 8 mb RAM
- 50 mb hard drive space
- Macintosh IIci or PC 386 with color monitor and video card combination
capable of displaying 640 x480 with 256 colors
- Eudora e-mail
- PaintShop Pro or LView (PC)
- Do not send large attachments with your e-mail.
- Do not send e-mail to large numbers of people you donít know
(SPAMMING). It is basically considered an extreme abuse of privileges on
most systems and possible reason to disable or remove someoneís e-mail
- Do not send e-mail chain letters. It is considered with the same
severity as SPAMMING.
- Avoid large file sizes that cause excessive upload and download times.
- Do not use profanity.
- Use emphasis liberally to let people know what you intend. Without
visual cues, it is *really* hard to tell what someone means. Also, if your
intent may be unclear, let people know what you are saying is a (joke),
(sarcastic), etc. Finally, and this is really crucial - E-MAIL IS NOT
PRIVATE OR SECURE! - If you donít want someone to see your comments, then
do not send them. It is amazing where things can end up if sent via
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