Success With Internet
COMPUTER BOOK REVIEW
Title: Success With Internet; Allen L. Wyatt;
Jamsa Press; ISBN: 1-884133-01-0; paperback;
444 pages, US$29.95; CAN$38.95
Reviewer: A. T. Connellan, "Jamsa helpfully prequalify
their books through a "skill level guide," labelling them
for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, and [this one
is checked] "All Users." I'll certainly agree with that."
Success On The Network Of Networks
There are 21,000 networks making up the "loose collection
of related networks" or, "network of networks," known as
the Internet. Currently, more than 15 million people around
the world use the "Net," and that is expected to increase
by about one million per month.
Judging from an ever-expanding array of "Internet" books,
it's easy to see how frustrating it can be to get the straight
goods. I've read a number of those books, reviewed
some, and recommended few.
According to the author, "Information is the lifeblood of
the Internet. It is what makes people join, use, and
contribute to this fast-growing community." That information
can range from aurora borealis activity in Northern Canada,
and how many people with your surname in Sydney,
Australia, to scholarly dissertations on file in universities
around the world.
Allen L. Wyatt introduces the reader to Gopher, Archie,
Jughead, Veronica, and Knowbot. They're not comic
book characters, but essential tools to comfortably
search out the information contained in 2,500,000
files on the Internet.
Success With Internet is another one of those well
organized, highly readable Jamsa [say it as in
James not jam] Press books. For example;
Chapters 2 UNIX, 3 DOS, and 4 Mac, parallel each
other for readers who will be operating in those
different environments. Color is used to highlight
screen reproductions, and Success Hint icons
summarize information segments. Each chapter
ends with a review under "Keys to Success."
There are extensive resources in the 60 pages
of Appendixes, and a user-friendly index. A
useful bonus, tucked into a transparent pocket
inside the back cover, is Navigating the Internet,
a hand-sized digest of the essential information
for cruising the Internet.
Jamsa helpfully prequalify their books through
a "skill level guide," labelling them for Beginner,
Intermediate, and Advanced, and [this one is
checked] " All Users." I'll certainly agree with that.
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