The following is intended for people who are unfamiliar with the uses of a machine language (M.L.) monitor program. However, it is not a tutorial in the architecture of the VIC or the 6502. Nor is it intended to teach 6502 assembly language programming. In fact, some knowledge of assembler language will be most helpful. It IS intended to help the beginner get started in using HESMON. Even those who know nothing about the 6502 or the VIC will find some of HESMON's corrmands useful (see, for example, the Interpret Memory corrmand).