The Whole Ed Catalog


Starting Right

Start right with thes internet classics. Here are the books you wish you'd had when you first logged on, with links to online texts and/or additional resources. Add this page to your bookmarks/favorites!

Cover Art The Whole Internet for Windows 95: User's Guide & Catalog
Indispensible advice on connecting to the Internet including: Modem Installation, Choosing an IAP, Intro to World Wide Web, E-Mail, Newsgroups, and less-known internet services such as FTP, WAIS, Gopher, and Archie. If you are connecting for the first time, you should have this book nearby. Also available: Non_Win95_ed.

Ferguson, Paula and Ed Krol. The Whole Internet for Windows 95: User's Guide and Catalog New York: O'Reilly and Associates, 1995.

The New Hackers Dictionary

The "hacking" here has nothing to do with cyber-terrorism or breaches of computer security. This compendium of hackish culture -- originally known as the jargon file -- explains the mysterious (and funny) world of the computer-weenie from ABEND to Zorkmid. Browse TNHD Online.

Raymond, Eric S. (compiler) The New Hacker's Dictionary Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1996.
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Cover Art Netiquette

Virginia Shea's often-cited work on network courtesy is required reading. Our internet is better when we respect other users. This small handbook of 'uncommon sense' guidelines can save you from a 'newbie' blunder in cyberspace, and improve your internet experience. Browse Netiquette Online, or order from our bookstore.

Shea, Virginia. Netiquette San Francisco: Albion Books , 1994.

Windows 95 Annoyances

Having trouble with Windows 95? If your system isn't Plug & Play compatible you probably will sooner or later. This book contains the life-saving patches, work-arounds, third-party programs, undocumented features and other miracles to get you back on line. A supplementary website maintains updates. This is *not* Microsoft Technical Support!

Karp, David A. Windows_95_Annoyances New York: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
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The Whole Internet for Windows 95: User's Guide and Catalog and Windows 95 Annoyances covers copyright O'Reilly & Associates, 1998. Used with permission. The New Hacker's Dictionary cover copyright M.I.T. Press, 1998. Used with permission. Netiquettecover copyright Albion Books, 1998. Used with permission. HTML copyright E. H. Watts & Company, 1998.