There are also the tools wget and curl for fetching web pages/sites to local copies.
I would also like to point out the distinction between the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW (what we use web browser for) is a system that uses a subset of common Internet protocols. There are many tools and applications that are part of the Internet, and many of those are probably familiar to the OP. Most of today's e-mail uses Internet protocols. File transfer, IRC, streaming audio and video, various flavors of remote login, and Instant Messaging are just a few other generic uses of the Internet. Most, if not all of these protocols have applications that are text console based.
Last edited by theNbomr; 03-20-2011 at 03:59 PM.