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TitleThe Internet Quickstart
Author(s)Mary Ann Pike, Tod G. Pike, Mary Anne Pike
PublishedApril 1994
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Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
For those users of CompuServe, Prodigy, and America Online, this might be a handy book since it tells you how to use archie, WAIS and ftp from those systems. Didn't know CompuServe had archie? Of course it doesn't. The book tells you how to use it via email. However, other books also tell you how to use various resources via email, and it isn't too hard to figure out, once you know how to address email to an Internet site. The two chapters of part one, "An Internet Overview", are very solidly written. I would suggest it would be a valuable exercise for many Internet trainers (and not a few Internet guide authors) to read and note the many good points therein. Part two looks at Internet access via CompuServe, Prodigy, America Online, Delphi, and a basic UNIX system. Most of the material is extremely repetitious, and the instructions are at the "button pushing" level. The UNIX system assumes the use of elm or MH and access to local archie, gopher, WAIS and lynx clients. Part three, showing a strong personal commitment to recycling, contains the same standard Internet reference files that are also reprinted in "Using the Internet" (see reviews) and "The Internet Resource Quick Reference" (see reviews). There is a significant amount of "how to" information in the book. The field independent style, however, means that finding that information is difficult and time-consuming. The chapters on the specific commercial online systems may be of immediate use to subscribers to those services, but one is already outdated, and the others will become so quite quickly. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1994

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