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18 Mar
Forthcoming Internet Books

Date: Fri, 18 Mar 94 01:09:06 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Forthcoming Internet Books

Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: Wendell Craig Baker <>

Forthcoming Internet Books

The initial dribble of Internet books has become a torrent, and few of
us have the energy (or interest) to keep up with them. As a service to
the Net, we are providing the following sneak-previews of books due for
release in early April, 1994:

LeVitus, Bob and Morris, Robert. Stupid Internet Tricks. Hayden,  
Carmel, Indiana, 1994. 

  Thirty-Seven really annoying things you can do on the Internet, by the
author of Stupid Mac Tricks, Stupid PC Tricks, and Incredibly Stupid PC
Tricks. Includes complete source code for an updated version of the
Internet worm, as well as the full text of a CERT advisory written
especially for this book.

Kapor, Mitch. A Thousand and One Ways that You Can Save the Internet.  
EFF, Washington, DC, 1994. 

  From recycling your IP address to "just saying no" to the clipper
chip, this book is your guide to the little things you can do to save
the Internet.

Gore, Albert. Internet in the Balance. Forward by Tracy LaQuey  

  Another tour de force by the Vice President, who in this book develops
a convincing case for a linkage between the problem of global warming
and the depletion of the IP address space. If the current growth in
Internet books continues, the Vice President predicts that by the year
2001, every human on earth will have written a book on the Internet,
and the resulting deforestation will have resulted in an environmental

Hahn, Harley. The Complete Harley Hahn, Osborne/McGraw Hill, 1994.  
Forward by Harley Hahn.

"The most complete book on Harley Hahn ever written." - Harley Hahn

  Another thorough treatment from the self-congratulatory author of A
Student's Guide to UNIX. Comes with clip-out coupons for Harley Hahn
posters, coffee mugs, and memorabilia. Reviews of this book are
regularly posted to misc.books.technical by (who else?) Harley Hahn.

Leech, Robin. Internet Addresses of the Rich and Famous.

  Did you know that Barbara Streisand resided for a while at That Todd Rundgren briefly inhabited the "data cottage"
at That the Sun IPC at resides on a
luxurious yacht? This book is your guide to IP addresses of the rich
and famous.

Partridge, Craig S. Really, Really, *Really* Fast Networking.  
Addison-Wesley, 1994.

  A successor to Dr. Partridge's previous volume, Gigabit Networking,
this book discusses networks so fast, they can show an entire 3.5 hour
full screen motion picture in less than 5 seconds. Speed reading
software included.

Sculley, John. Finding the Perfect Job, Internet edition.  
Osborne/McGraw Hill, 1994

  The former CEO turned author pens a convincing tract on how use of
the Internet can improve your career decisions. Includes a free
two-hour trial of Dow Jones News Retrieval.

Schulman, Andrew. Undocumented TCP/IP. Addison-Wesley, 1994.

  This book documents the secret "hooks" for accessing the
connectionless, yet fully reliable communications mode that has been
built into TCP/IP all along, and which the implementors have hidden from
the public for years.

Smolan, Rick. Riding the Internet Camel. Against all Odds  
Productions, 1994.

  In this photo essay, Rick Smolan convincingly compares using the
Internet to riding a camel across the Australian outback. Like the
Internet, the Camel provides somewhat uncomfortable transportation.
And, like the Internet, camels behave somewhat unpredictably at times,
and are easier to deal with once you "get over the hump." Discussion of
this book is found in alt.internet.analogies.camel.

Stern, Howard. Internet for Jerks. Howard Sams, 1994.

  Now in its twentieth week on the New York Times Best seller list,
Howard Stern's comprehensive guide to the Internet for the sensitivity
challenged appears to have hit a responsive chord.

Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Internet Edition,  
Howard Sams, 1994. Forward by Dr. Vinton Cerf.

  The classic adventure story brought up to date; our heroes travel down
a virtual "data river" in search of adventure.

Wired Magazine. The Wired Guide to CyberFashion. Random House, 1994

  From brain implants to pre-packaged upbeat ideas, Wired has almost
single handly defined the culture of CyberFashion. In more than 300
profusely illustrated pages, this book defines what the well-dressed
TechnoHipster will be wearing and thinking in 1994. Includes an appendix
on more than a dozen appearance-enhancing medical procedures with better
than a 50 percent chance of survival.

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []