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Product Details

  • Series: Busy People Guide (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078821088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078821080
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,396,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Osborne's terrific "For Busy People" series continues with the book designed to make exploring the Net as uncomplicated as possible. Each chapter starts with a "fast forward" section the provides quick reminders and the basics. The strategies and short cuts are genuinely helpful. There are clear definitions of any Net lingo. Colorful graphics and clean layout make using this book a real pleasure. If you want to get on the Net and get going, you can trust this book to provide just what you need, and no more or less.

From Library Journal

These three latest series entries live up to the "for busy people" standards: they are well organized and illustrated and aimed directly at working people who need to get specific jobs done quickly. The task-oriented approach covers topics such as searching, making presentations, sharing information, and finding lost files among many others. These three also happen to cover some of the hottest basic tools right now. These very practical and useful guides belong in most collections.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Christian Crumlish has been participating in, analyzing, designing, and drawing social interactive spaces online since 1994. These days he is the curator of the Yahoo! design pattern library, a design evangelist with the Yahoo! Developer Network, and a member of Yahoo!'s Design Council.

He is the author of the bestselling The Internet for Busy People, The Power of Many, and Designing Social Interface with Erin Malone.

He has spoken about social patterns at BarCamp Block, BayCHI, South by Southwest, the IA Summit, Ignite, and Web 2.0 Expo.

Christian has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Princeton. He lives in Oakland with his wife Briggs, his cat Fraidy, and his electric ukulele, Evangeline.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Lee on November 2, 1997
Format: Paperback
Are you the only dinosaur left who hasn't been on the Web yet? Or maybe you're sick and tired of people raving about the Internet while you sit and nod knowingly, but without the slightest clue what they are ranting about. If you have decided it's time to surf before you get alienated, but only have coffee breaks and short lunches to learn how to surf the Web, The Internet for Busy People can give you a crash course in surfing lingo. The best way to learn how to surf is to dive in and get immersed in interfacing with the new environment. The Internet for Busy People does exactly that by using rich colourful pages that give you great screen shots of what you will see while browsing the Internet. As most individuals are more receptive to graphics inclined than text, the book's familiar and myriad screen shots shortens the learning curve, much like a computer flight simulation assists a pilot in flight training. Besides great screen shots, call-out diagrams that point out how to fill out a web page form help overcome the form-filling paranoia that many of us have. For instance, what should you put in the domain box and, for that matter, what the heck is TCP/IP or SMTP Besides helping you overcome such nightmares, The Internet for Busy People does a great job in easing the rookie surfer into Netspeak and the lingo of the Internet surfer. As you get more proficient with simple e-mail protocol, Crumlish grooms you for bigger and better things on the Internet like File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and researching using Gopher to access remote libraries. But my favourite aspect of The Internet for Busy People is the expert dialogue box that peppers the book with wise words from the pros.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 28, 1997
Format: Paperback
Christian Crumlish doesn't waste your time explaining every little insignifcant detail about the Internet. Instead he gets right to the heart of the basics. Tailored for the home dial-up user or the busy executive this book is easy to read, informal, and sometimes irreverent but never boring. If you don't want to waste time this book is perfect. Rick Buhler,
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 1997
Format: Paperback
The Internet for Busy People, Second Edition is now available! It's similar to the first edition but with more pages, more examples, more illustrations, and all of the latest technology.
(I helped Christian put the second edition together, so I know first-hand how complete this book is...)
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