This site has changed its name and URL to About.com. However, the old "miningco.com" domain name still works, both on the main page and for other
miningco.com sites throughout this book.
(Note: About.com eliminated many of its travel sites in 2001, and a number of the sites that remain were unmaintained the last time I checked. Also, I recommend installing a pop-up filter before
visiting the site, because pop-up and pop-under ads sometimes occur at the rate of two to three per page.
Finally, if you're a writer, take time to read about the writers' class-action suit against About.com and its parent company, Primedia Inc., which claims damages for offenses that range from
fraudulent acounting to copyright violations. For details, see:
About.com - Primedia lawsuit
See a brief description of the suit, then read the full
text of the complaint that was filed in U.S. District Court (Southern District of New York) In March, 2002.