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Big dummy's guide to the internet

Author: adam Gaffin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

If you have access to a personal computer and want to explore the Internet, Everybody's Guide is the place to begin.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: adam Gaffin
ISBN: 0262571056 9780262571050
OCLC Number: 232669962
Notes: Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Part 1 Setting up and jacking in: ready, set...; go!; public-access internet providers; if your town has no direct access; net origins; how it works; when things go wrong; FYI. Part 2 E-mail: the basics; Elm - a better way; Pine - an even better way; Smileys; sending E-mail to other networks; seven Unix commands you can't live without; when things go wrong. Part 3 Usenet I: the global watering hole; navigating Usenet with nn; nn commands; using rn; rn commands; essential newsgroups; speaking up; cross-posting. Part 4 Usenet II: flame, blather, and spew; killfiles, the cure for what ails you; some usenet hints; the brain tumour boy, the modem tax, and the chain letter; big sig; the First Amendment as local ordinance; usenet history; when things go wrong; FYI. Part 5 Mailing list and bitnet: internet mailing lists; bitnet. Part 6 Telnet: mining the net; library catalogues; some interesting Telnet sites; Telnet bulletin board systems; putting the finger on someone; finding someone on the net; when things go wrong; FYI. Part 7 FTP: tons of files; your friend Archie; getting the files; odd letters - decoding file endings; the keyboard cabal; some interesting FTP sites; ncftp - now you tell me!; project Gutenberg - electronic books; when things go wrong; FYI. Part 8 WAISs, and the world-wide web: gophers; burrowing deeper; gopher commands; some interesting gophers; wide-area information servers; the world-wide web; clients, or how to snare more on the web; when things go wrong; FYI. Part 9 Advanced E-mail: the file's in the mail; receiving files; sending files to non-Internet sites; getting FTP files via E-mail; the all-knowing Oracle. Part 10 News of the world: clarinet - AP, Dave Barry, and Dilbert; Reuters; USA Today; National Public Radio; the world today, from Belarus to Brazil; E-mailing news organizations; FYI. Part 11 IRC MUDs, and other things that are more fun than they sound: talk; Internet relay chat; IRC commands; IRC in times of crisis; MUDs; go, go, go (and chess, too)!; the other side of the coin; FYI. Part 12 Education and the Net: the Net in the classroom; some specific resources for students and teachers; Usenet and Bitnet in the classroom. Part 13 Business on the net: setting up shop; FYI. Part 14 Conclusion: the end?. Appendices: The lingo; Electronic Frontier Foundation Information.
Responsibility: Adam Gaffin.


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