The Information Superhighway

The Information Superhighway

by Martin Gay, Martin K. Gay

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpAn introduction to the Internet and its attendant opportunities and problems, with emphasis on its commercialization via the World Wide Web. Short chapters cover the development of the Internet and how it is changing our style of working, learning, communicating, and seeking information. While the Gays outline the ways in which businesses are expanding (and perhaps taking over) the Internet, they also explain the necessity of some governmental control for the benefit of society. The most lengthy discussion is on the issues associated with the freedom of this new communication. This is not, however, a book for novices looking for the mechanics of hard- and software or getting online. The authors focus instead on issues and opportunities, always providing URL addresses (most are still current) to whet the appetite. The URLs assume a high-end computer with a fast modem. There is no mention of Lynx, the text-based web-browser. No reference is made to the vast quantity of software programs available by File Transfer Protocol. The discussion of electronic mail includes listservs, personal communications, and retrieval of web pages via e-mail. A good book for reports or for anyone looking for a concise discussion of the subject.Shannon VanHemert, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library, TN

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Science Titles on Target Series
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6.27(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.54(d)

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