Book review: Online Users Encyclopedia (fwd)

Subject: Book review: Online Users Encyclopedia (fwd)
From: Bill Downing <bdowning -at- CTHULHU -dot- CONTROL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1993 11:49:44 EST

Thought this might be of interest to the list:

Forwarded message:
> From owner-isig -at- posse -dot- mit -dot- edu Mon Dec 20 20:12:02 1993
> Message-Id: <199312192104 -dot- AA21452 -at- world -dot- std -dot- com>
> To: isig -at- posse -dot- mit -dot- edu
> Subject: Book review: Online Users Encyclopedia
> Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1993 16:04:25 -0500
> From: Vedder A Wright <vwright -at- world -dot- std -dot- com>
> Sender: owner-isig -at- POSSE -dot- MIT -dot- EDU
> Precedence: bulk

> I think this is an outstanding book and I am sure many here might be
> interested.

> Vedder Wright
> vwright -at- world -dot- std -dot- com

> Huge Telecom Book Arrives in Boston

> Bernard Aboba's Online Users Encyclopedia scoops the entire field with
> breathtaking scope from bulletin boards to the Internet, from how-to's
> to overview. This is a book for every level, beginner or advanced. It
> clearly stands out from the pack in tone, organization, and detail,
> offering specific information together with the big picture--the
> "vision thing."

> The book is huge: about 800 pages on large format like a Sears
> catalog. The graphics and constant human touches help greatly to lead
> the reader through the daunting range of technical information it
> contains.

> The book is for both Mac and PC platforms. Unix tips and tricks are
> also found among the appendices. Other books don't attempt to tackle
> this scope.

> Of particular note is the detailed information for setting up SLIP and
> PPP connections to the Internet, together with reviews of TCP/IP
> software tools. The book contains helpful reviews of choice products,
> lists of sites, software and hardware discussion, and much more. The
> section on compression utilities and file transfer is more detailed
> than any other book I have found.

> Yet Aboba doesn't lose sight of the purpose of all this: to
> communicate with other human beings. Vital human issues as well as the
> technical details are addressed, such as the role that bulletin boards
> play in relation to the Internet. Articles from online pioneers from
> Tom Jennings to Vinton Cerf help to inform us of the issues at stake.

> This book is now at Quantum Wordsworth and other local stores.

> Vedder Wright
> vwright -at- world -dot- std -dot- com

> ******

> The Online User's Encyclopedia, by Bernard Aboba
> Addison-Wesley Trade Computer Books
> ISBN: 0-201-62214-9 Suggested Retail Price: $32.95 Discounts:
> Single-copy discounts of 25% are available for schools and libraries;
> steeper volume discounts are available for user groups. For
> information, contact Addison-Wesley Special Markets
> at (617)944-3700, ext. 2915.

Bill Downing, President Email: bdowning -at- control -dot- com
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