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Learn Crafts and More...Online

Boot Camp feature for Friday, March 31, 2000

From crafts to computer networking. The things you can learn on the Web. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a ThirdAge.com report on computers and technology. Whatever your interests, whatever your hobby, whatever you want to learn... the Internet is a great place to start. First stop today, a Web site called Craftopia...

"What Craftopia is trying to be is an all encompassing site on the Internet for crafters to come to."

Craftopia founder Harold Poliskin. Needlepoint, pottery, quilting... all that high touch stuff... .converging with high tech...

"In today's culture, people really enjoy making things with their hands. And I think in this day of technology, there's a bit of a backlash... people really enjoy the experience of creating something."

Has anybody knitted a mouse cover? Looking for other kinds of continuing education. Another new site called Acadio, that's A-c-a-d-i-o wants to be your starting point...

"So our mission is to connect people up with continuing education opportunities, whether they are self-study courses, classroom based courses or online courses."

Acadio's Steve Sperry. Course offerings are divided into three categories, business, computing and lifestyle. The one stop continuing education shop consists of mostly audio and video courses and books you can order... Online courses are on the way. You can find us on the Web at ThirdAge.com. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, for CBS News.