The Complete Cyberspace Reference and Directory: An Addressing and Utilization Guide to the Internet, Electronic Mail Systems, and Bulletin Board Systems / Edition 1

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The Complete Cyberspace Reference and Directory An Addressing and Utilization Guide to the Internet, Electronic Mail Systems, and Bulletin Board Systems Gilbert Held This comprehensive guide provides readers with everything they need to know to access and navigate the "Information Superhighway", including:
* How to transmit and receive information electronically, via a variety of electronic messaging services, bulletin boards, and the Internet
* What information is available electronically, and where to find it
Beginning where most references end, The Complete Cyberspace Reference and Directory starts with a comprehensive glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations, which serves as an excellent introduction to the vast amount of information that the book provides. From there, the book discusses the procedures for electronic communications via a variety of channels, such as Internet FTP, Internet Telnet, CompuServe E-mail, and MCI Mail. Each chapter begins with a tutorial on using an electronic information system and then continues with a comprehensive listing of the information resources that users can access via the system. Over 10,000 electronic addresses — including more than 1,000 anonymous FTP sites and 300 libraries — are provided, making The Complete Cyberspace Reference and Directory the most complete resource currently available. Whether you are already an experienced traveler on the electronic highway, or are just embarking on your first trip, The Complete Cyberspace Reference and Directory will give you all the information you need for a swift and prosperous journey.

This book spans all networks: Internet, CompuServe, MCI Mail, Sprint Net/Sprint Mail, Telenet, BitNet, and BBS listings. Each chapter includes addressing instructions and directory. Features over 10,000 different electronic addresses.

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A guide to the Internet, e-mail systems, and bulletin board systems, detailing procedures for electronic communications in various systems and listing resources users can access via the systems. Includes some 10,000 electronic address, including federal BBSs, engineering BBSs, boards listed by area code (most of which will be gone by the time you read this), and Switzerland BBSs. Includes a glossary and a sample disk. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471286578
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/1994
  • Series: VNR Communications Library Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 765
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Gilbert Held is a widely published author, con## computers, MIS, and data communications. His## PC Communications (VNR 1993), Working w## Compression (VNR 1994), and The Equipment A##

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