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The Internet (or Net) is the largest computer network in the world! If you have had little or no access to the Internet and want to build a solid understanding of it by acquiring a wealth of on-line experience, this book is for you! A Home Page is posted on the Internet that will help learner's access all of the activities offered in this text and receive updates. An on-line study guide reviews essential elements found in each chapter of the text. The Net allows you to access countless sites on the worldwide "information superhighway" via a personal computer. You can do research, share information, or communicate with others; the world is at your fingertips.
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Designed to help those with little or no experience using the Internet. Six sections provide a quick overview of the Internet;12 activities which explore the basic features of graphical user interface GUI Browsers; an explanation of text-based software like Gopher; information about electronic mail; a discussion of traditional internet tools, such as FTP, Telnet, BBS, and Newsgroups; and 11 hands-on activities which demonstrate why the Internet is important for both students and professionals. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538658737
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 196

Table of Contents

PREFACE. INTRODUCTION- WELCOME TO THE INTERNET: The Cyberworld at Your Fingertips. CYBER SECTION 1- An Overview of the Internet: 1 A Look at the History. 2 Making the Links. 3 Survival Skills. CYBER SECTION 2- The Browser Tool: 4 Browser Basics. 5 Browser Quick Start. 6 Conquering Your Browser. CYBER SECTION 3- The Gopher Tool: 7 Gopher Basics. 8 Gopher Quick Start. 9 Conquering Gopher. CYBER SECTION 4- Welcome to E-Mail: 10 E-Mail Basics. 11 E-Mail Quick Start. 12 Conquering E-Mail. CYBER SECTION 5- Other Internet Tools: 13 FTP, Telnet, and BBS Connections. 14 Getting up to Speed on Newsgroups. CYBER SECTION 6- Life on the Net: 15 Cyber Research. 16 Cyber Careers. 17 The Commercial Internet. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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