Virtually everyone has now heard of the Internet, but what exactly is it? How do you use it? How do you get connected? And what do you need to be on the Internet? This book is aimed at those many thousands of people from the "typewriter generation" for whom the Internet is a puzzle, who may even feel somewhat intimidated by computers, but who would like to know what it is all about and how to use it. The Internet Companion: The Easy Australian Guide
does not assume any prior knowledge of computers.
Vanessa and Glen Waller first got the idea for this book from teaching their families about computers. After many hours of showing them things about computers that seemed commonsense to computer users, they realised that a large section of the community is left behind by today's technology. Spurred on further by the positive feedback to Vanessa's column in the Sydney Morning Herald
, they decided to write a book that taught how to use the Internet, beginning with the basics. The Internet Companion: The Easy Australian Guide
- What is the Internet?
- Basic computer skills.
- Connecting for the first time.
- What is email?
- Sending and receiving email.
- Shopping on the Web?
- Creating your own Web page.
Screen illustrations and practical step-by-step exercises will make learning how to use the Internet easy and enjoyable. Indeed, it will open up a whole new world for anyone who wants to come to terms with the information revolution.