Success With Internet

COMPUTER BOOK REVIEW  

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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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