Your Personal Net Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Internet and Online Services

Your Personal Net Guide: Your Complete Guide to the Internet and Online Services

by Michael Wolff
     
 

In March 1996, a Nielsen survey found that 56 million people over the age of 16 in the U.S. and Canada have access to the Internet. If the current rate of growth continues, by the year 2000, over 50% of the US population will have access to the Internet. With as many as 50,000 new Web sites beginning each day, most Internet users would find the prospect of an…  See more details below

Overview

In March 1996, a Nielsen survey found that 56 million people over the age of 16 in the U.S. and Canada have access to the Internet. If the current rate of growth continues, by the year 2000, over 50% of the US population will have access to the Internet. With as many as 50,000 new Web sites beginning each day, most Internet users would find the prospect of an Internet "yellow pages" both appealing and useful. Now, from the definitive leader in Internet publishing, Michael Wolff, comes NetGuide.

Looking for a spouse? Try Marriage Brokers Online. Eager for the latest on your favorite sport? Try ESPNET SportsZone. Want a good book? Consult dozens of library catalogues or dip into The Iliad, Great Expectations, Black Beauty, or other literature online.

NetGuide is the first in Dell's new series of Internet guidebooks. It is a comprehensive volume divided into helpful sections that provide simple, practical advice about everything readers need to know to surf the net: from choosing a modem to finding the right online service to locating the obscurest of sites. NetGuide provides a fun and informative list of Web sites in the following subject areas:

ò Entertainment (including movies, television, music)
ò Sci-fi
ò Fun & Games (including comics, cartoons, video games)
ò Home & Health
ò The Digital World
ò Virtual Newsstand (including magazines, newspapers)
ò Politics & Government (including international, domestic)
ò Dollars & Sense (including personal finance, taxes)

In addition to other subject areas, NetGuidealso includeshundreds of Internet addresses for current information on topics ranging from television shows, to music, to literature (check out the Online University site at cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/index.html, for electronic versions of such classics as Moby Dick), and everything else in between.

Packed with invaluable advice, NetGuideis the most complete listing of what's on the net and how to get there. The ultimate guide for every Internet user, from part-time browsers to full-time "netheads," NetGuideis now finally available in a convenient paperback edition.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Netusers, old and new alike, will welcome this moderately-priced resource guide to Internet services and sites. Sections provide simple, practical advice about everything from choosing a modem to finding the right online service to locating the most obscure of sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440223900
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/11/1997
Pages:
723
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.24(d)

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Sample entries from NetGuide:

Ambrosia Café
All right, it's a commerical boost for a software company, but they do make great games, many of which are downloadable and discussable right here. From straightforward classic arcase "homages" to elaborate strategy "homages", Ambrosia always packs a punch and always with a good soundtrack. You've already got one? Check the game-specific FAQs, peruse Mac Media Monthly or the Real MacOy ezines to find out who's talking about what, then join the discussion in the Share the Mac users group. Sections focus on Internet features (TCP/PPP, FTP, etc.) and provide PowerMac ideas and downloads.

Cult of Macintosh
Mac user paradise is lost no more. Although it's all in frames, there are so many Mac items available (the super huge shareware and freeware archive includes games, fonts, and utilities) that the site, however clumsy, is well worth negotiating. If you don't find what you're looking for in their archive, the Indices section not only links to a vanety of other Mac pages, it also has a keyword search engine to help you get to the right one for your needs. Also, if you're the obsessive-type, you may appreciate the Mac O/S propaganda and the top 20 list of Mac-oriented sites.

Shareware.com
Let's face it, a computer user's favorite word, like any consumer's, is "free". With all the cash one shells out for hardware, connections, etc., it's always great to find a giveaway; there are more than 190,000 of them here.

Meet the Author

Michael Wolff began his bestselling series of Internet books with NetGuide in 1994.  With more than 20 titles to his credit, the NetBooks series is perhaps the most knowledgeable and thorough series on the Internet today.

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