The Whole Internet: The Next Generation

The Whole Internet: The Next Generation

by Kiersten Conner-Sax, Ed Krol


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565924284
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/08/1999
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 556
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Conner-Sax is a freelance writer, focusing on computer and film topics. She grew up in California and attended college in New York City. She has a master's degree in creative writing.

Krol has a degree in computer science from the University of Illinois. He is assistant director for Network Information Services, Computing and Communications Service Office, University of Illinois.

Table of Contents


Chapter ONE. What You Will Learn

     What This Book Is About


     What's Allowed on the Internet?

     How the Internet Works

Chapter TWO. Email and News

     When Is Internet Communication Useful?

     An Email Primer

     Choosing a Communications (Mostly Email) Package

     Composing Messages: A Netiquette Primer

     Handling Incoming Messages

     Configuration Tips for Users

     When Email Gets Returned

     Email on the PalmPilot

     Mailing Lists


Chapter THREE. Conquering Email

     Conquering Common Email Problems

     Using Filters

     Mailer Configuration

     Handling File Attachments

     Traveling with Email

     Free Accounts

     Other Internet Communications Tools

     Spam Busting

Chapter FOUR. World Wide Web Browsing

     A Browsing Primer

     Document Management



     Speeding Things Up

     Alternative Browsers


Chapter FIVE. Privacy and Security


     What Information About Me Exists on the Net?

     Children and Privacy

     Protecting Yourself

     Software for Increased Privacy

     World Wide Web Browsing

     Fighting CyberCrime

Chapter SIX. Buying and Selling

     The Basics of Buying Merchandise Online

     Safe Shopping

     Buying Products

     Books, Music, and the Amazonian Revolution


     Computer Equipment

     Big Ticket Items

     General Shopping

     Buying from Individuals


     The Future

Chapter SEVEN. Banking and Personal Finance

     Internet Banking

     Online Investing

     Filing Your Taxes

     Student Loans

     Digital Cash

Chapter EIGHT. Online Games

     The History and Culture of Internet Gaming

     World Wide Web Games

     Internet (Non-Web) Games

Chapter NINE. Creating Web Pages

     Web Publishing Basics

     Getting Started

     Creating a Page of Your Own

     Specialized Text: Tables and Lists

     Specialized Images and Links

     Creating Graphics

     HTML Coding: Don't Be Afraid

     Publishing to the World Wide Web

Chapter TEN. Esoteric and Emerging Technologies

     Interactive Communications


     High-Quality Audio with MP3

     Push Technologies


Chapter ELEVEN. Connection Strategies

     The Ground Rules

     Gathering Baseline Information

     The Battle Plan

     Talking to Operations Personnel

     Upgrading Your Connection

     Home Internetworking

     Non-Ethernet Solutions

Chapter Twelve. Searching and Finding

     Searching for Geniuses

     Finding People

     Finding Places

     Archaic Search Technologies

Chapter thirteen. Downloading and Installing Files

     Downloading Files with a Web Browser

     File Transfer Protocol Is Your Friend

     Installing Files

Chapter fourteen. Resource Catalog: Best of the Web

Chapter fifteen. Commercial and Financial Resources

     Buying Stuff

     Commercial Resources

     Selling Stuff

     Brokerage Companies

Appendix: The Previous Generation

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