Mastering the InternetWilliam Buchanan

Jeff Gold (Leeds Business School, Leeds, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 April 1998



Gold, J. (1998), "Mastering the InternetWilliam Buchanan", Career Development International, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 93-93.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

If all you want to know is the difference between the Internet, the World Wide Web and electronic mail, this is not the book for you. Mastering the Internet covers the technical aspects of the Internet (the global interconnection of networks and independently connected computers) and the World Wide Web (a collection of computers which store digital information and, using standard transmission method, transmit it over the Internet). There are sections on local area networks, Internet protocol, transmission‐control protocol, hypertext transfer protocol, intranets, hypertext mark‐up language, Javascript, Java and Windows NT/95. A valuable list of common abbreviations in computerspeak rounds off the book.

The target readership is students on information‐technology, electronics and computer‐science courses, rather than the novice who has just bought his or her own computer and wants to know how to operate it.

The author generously offers full back‐up for the book, with electronic mail. In addition, he has set up a World Wide Web page which contains links to other sources of information.

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