The Internet Hunt
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The Internet Hunt was a monthly, online game/search training tool conceived of, and conducted by Rick Gates in the pre-World Wide Web Internet. Most Internet Hunts were composed of ten questions that Gates had verified could be answered using only the resources of the Internet (at that time, tools like FTP, Archie, Jughead, Veronica and Gopher were used). The first individual or team to answer all ten questions correctly and provide the method used to answer them was declared the winner(s).
The Internet Hunt ran from 1992 to 1995. It was referenced in many publications and online sites at the time. Among these are Clifford Stoll's 1995 book Silicon Snake Oil (pp 189-190), and Wired Magazine (Issue 2.07, July, 1994, p33).
- Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, Doubleday, 1995, pp189-190
- "King of the Hunt", Wired Magazine, Issue 2.07, July, 1994 p33
- "King of the Hunt", Wired Online
- "Internet Treasure Hunts and Scavenger Hunts", Web Lens
- "10.15. What is the Internet Hunt?", Your Internet Consultant
- "Gates' September (Beginners) Internet Hunt"