AOL carries most of the text of our daily and Sunday papers as well as a range of its own services. These include digital guides to London, Glasgow and Edinburgh (as well as cities abroad), the Electronic Gourmet and a guide to the Wimbledon Championships. When you log on you will be looking at AOL's European service, but you can click your way into the US or Asian edition. AOL in Europe is a joint venture between America Online, the biggest online service in the world, and the German publisher Bertelsmann.
You get Internet access with the latest Netscape browser software, too. But the best thing about AOL is that it is so easy to use - ideal for technophobes wanting to dip a toe into the electronic waters. Send entries to email@example.com, or Network/AOL, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DL.
If you don't want to enter, but still want to join AOL, the weekly subscription is pounds 5.95. The special free number for Independent readers is 0800 376 5376.Reuse content