This selection begins a section on Visual Basic and the Internet. The Internet is one of the most talked-about topics in computers today. Although the Internet has been around a long time, it remained out of the public eye until just a few years ago—:used mostly by the academic world. However, today everyone seems to have an e-mail address and a Web site. In this book, you learn several methods of applying your VB knowledge to the Internet. This chapter serves as an overview of VBScript, a subset of Visual Basic that can be used to program the Internet.