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TitleThe Internet: Deluxe Edition/Book and Three Disks
Author(s)Paul Hoffman, John Levine
PublishedDecember 1994
PublisherHungry Minds, Inc
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
The cover describes this as "the official book of the Public Television presentation, 'The Internet Show'". It is a kind of "computer literacy" level introduction to the Internet, with lots of pictures and lots of white space, and not much text. (Some of the pictures and sidebar comments will make little sense unless you have seen the show.) Within the limits of the space allowed, the text is clear and readable. Explanations of what the Internet is, and what you can do with it, are good, but very short on "how". NetManage's Chameleon software for Windows is provided with the book, and a set of "Instant Internet" providers who have agreed to handle billing for both software and service. Unfortunately, a) this is only good in areas of the United States, and b) the book, itself, is far from clear on your license for use with providers outside this group. Nevertheless, if you wish to use one of the providers from the list, the setup is quite well automated. (The "registration" number for the software does work from Canada, and I've been told that a "perpetual license" for the software costs U$50. Some of the access providers listed do also provide access from Canada.) For those wishing to use the Internet in other ways, the lack of detail may be frustrating. As noted above, chapter three, on Internet tools and applications, does not explain use. Even more surprising is chapter four, "Interesting Content", which does describe some absorbing sites on the net, but, aside from newsgroup names, doesn't give a single, specific address. (Neither does chapter five, "Searching for Information on the Internet". Not even InterNIC.) copyright Robert M. Slade, 1995

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