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Net, Web and You : All You Really Need to Know about the Internet and a Little Bit More

Net, Web and You : All You Really Need to Know about the Internet and a Little Bit More - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534512811

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ISBN13: 978-0534512811
ISBN10: 053451281X
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Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 1996
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Net, Web and You : All You Really Need to Know about the Internet and a Little Bit More - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534512811

Daniel J. Kurland

ISBN13: 978-0534512811
ISBN10: 053451281X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the Internet, in plain easy-to-understand language. It includes an overall perspective of essential elements and issues. It explains how the Internet evolved, how it operates, and how to best use it. The result is an authoritative tourist guide for all those who have no idea what Gopher and Archie refer to, or what the fuss over the World Wide Web really amounts to.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BACKGROUND AND PERSPECTIVE.

1. Introduction.
2. Telecommunications: From the Flintstones to the Fax.
3. Bulletin Boards, Online Services, and the Birth of the Internet.

PART TWO: THE INTERNET.

4. Some Internet Basics.
5. Telnet: The Internet as Remote Control.
6. Electronic Mail (e-mail): The Internet as Post Office.
7. Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, Talk and Chat: The Internet as Bulletin Board, Bull Session, and Party Line.
8. File Transfer Protocol: The Internet as Lending Library.
9. Archie: The Card Catalog.
10. Gopher: The Internet as Research Library.
11. Veronica: Searching with Gopher.
12. WAIS: Searching Documents.
13. The World Wide Web: The Internet as Multimedia.

PART THREE: DOING RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET.

14. General Concerns.
15. Internet Concerns.
16. Internet Resources for Research.

PART FOUR: ISSUES.

17. Controversy, Concerns, and Future Developments.

Appendices.
Glossary.

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