By Adam Gaffin,
Senior Reporter, Middlesex News, Framingham, Mass., email@example.com
This book will help you join the global village known as Cyberspace
or the Net. Millions of people around the world already spend parts of
their lives in this land without frontiers,
What this book is for
How the Net started
How the Net works
Steven Levy's book, "Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution,"
(Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984). describes the early culture and ethos
that ultimately resulted in the Internet and Usenet.
John Quarterman's "The Matrix: Computer Networks and Conferencing
Systems Worldwide" (Digital Press, 1990) is an exhaustive look at
computer networks and how they connect with each other.
"FYI on Where to Start - A Bibliography of Internetworking
Information," by Tracy LaQuey, Joyce K. Reynolds, Karen Roubicek, Mary
Stahl and Aileen Yuan (August, 1990), is an excellent list of articles,
books, newsletters and other sources of information about the Internet.
It's available via ftp from nic.ddn.mil in the rfc directory as
rfc1175.txt (see the FTP chapter for information on getting documents
The following people, whether they know it or not, helped put this
together. My thanks, especially to Nancy!
Rhonda Chapman, Jim Cocks, Tom Czarnik, Christopher Davis, David
DeSimone, Jeanne deVoto, Phil Eschallier, Nico Garcia, Joe Granrose, Joe
Ilacqua, Jonathan Kamens, Peter Kaminski, Thomas A. Kreeger, Leanne
Phillips, Nancy Reynolds, Helen Trillian Rose, Barry Shein, Jennifer
"Moira" Smith, Gerard van der Leun, Scott Yanoff.
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