As far as software is concerned, you’ll need just an Internet browser (preferably Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) and a simple ASCII text editor, for example, the one that comes with Windows. ASCII text consists of unformatted letters, that is, for every letter, you need to have one byte of hard disk space available. By contrast, Microsoft Word formats text with fonts, colors, etc. and it’s not really suited to serve as an ASCII text editor.
The Necessary Software
As I’ve already mentioned, all you’ll need is a text editor and a browser. Text editors come with practically every operating system. Under Windows 95/98, the editor can be found by clicking Start button/ Programs / Accessories / Notepad . You’ll find browsers that you can download for free over the Internet at the Netscape Website ( www.netscape.com) and the Microsoft Website (www.microsoft.com).