The OBS is pleased to present our free, "distributive" full-text HTML version of the second edition of this bestselling title, linked to resources around the world. As with all our distributive publications, we invite you to browse, comment, and send in your link suggestions.
We are also pleased to offer paths to a sibling version of the Internet Companion, produced as a class project at the University of North Carolina. This use of online files points the way to a new form of reading and publishing on the Net: true interactivity where the students or readers can affect a book's content by finding, choosing, and implementing links for it.
About the Internet Companion
What World Media is Saying About the Internet Companion
About Tracy LaQuey
The Internet Companion at the University of North Carolina
Buy this Book
What Is the Internet and Why Should You Know About It?
Whence It Came
It Keeps Going and Going . . .
Peeling Back the Layers: Differences between Networks
Convergence: A Traffic Circle on the Information Highway
Mrs. Smith Connects to Washington
Backing Out of the Driveway
Internet: The Lowdown
A Network of Networks
In the Beginning
How Computers Talk
Who Runs the Internet?
Communicating with People
All (Or Almost All) About Electronic Mail
Conferencing: Group Speak
Netiquette, Ethics, and Digital Tricks of the Trade
Using Online Resources and Services
Accessing Interactive Services
Finding Resources and Files
Internet in-the-Know Guide
Legends on the Internet
Help! Getting More Information
Finding Email Addresses: The Sequel
Unix on the Internet: A Survival Guide
The Unix File System
Reading USENET News
All You Need to Get Started Dialing into the Internet
Types of Connections
Choosing an Individual Access Provider
Connecting Your Business or Organization
Appendix -- fully-linked version at the University of North Carolina
Copyright © 1994 by Tracy LaQuey and Editorial Inc.