If the Internet is good for anything other than email, it has to be its incredible ability to provide users with almost any sort of information, from how to fix a car to the whereabouts of an old friend. Once you learn how to search and discover things on the Net, an amazing amount of raw information will become available for you to use in all sorts of ways. The key to success is to search a lot and use a lot of different searching tricks. Find out how other people search. Change the order of words. Use Boolean operators where appropriate. The Web and the Internet are now nothing less than a gold mine for information prospectors. Use it.