Recent Internet Books (RFC1432)
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
This article originally appeared in Volume 2 Number 12, (December 1992) of Matrix News, the monthly newsletter of Matrix Information and Directory Services, Inc. (MIDS).
Network Working Group J. Quarterman
Request for Comments: 1432 MIDS
Recent Internet Books
Status of this Memo
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is
This article originally appeared in Volume 2 Number 12, (December
1992) of Matrix News, the monthly newsletter of Matrix Information
and Directory Services, Inc. (MIDS).
1. Which Books
Here is a list of books related to using the Internet, which is the
global and exponentially growing network of more than a million
computers that communicate by interactive use of the TCP/IP
protocols, for the use of millions of users. This article was
prompted by the recent publication of nine or ten books on the
Internet in the space of a year (some are so new they aren't even
published yet). I have also included some books that have been
around for quite a long time (as long ago as the dim past of 1984).
I think all of them contain useful information for people new to the
Some of the books included here are about more than the Internet.
Some of them are about the Matrix, which is the set of all computer
networks worldwide that exchange electronic mail. The Matrix
includes FidoNet, UUCP, BITNET, USENET, the Internet, and many
others, but is not limited to any one of those networks. This
particular bibliographic collection is oriented around the largest
computer network in the world, the Internet, because of all the
recent books about that network. Matrix News continues to publish
information about the Matrix, including but not limited to the
Author Pp. Price Audience Type Other
LaQuey & Ryer 208 $10.95 public user guide some
Kehoe 112 $22 technical user guide minimal
Krol 376 $24.95 researchers guide, catalog minimal
Kochmer 450 $39.95 researchers guide, catalog some
Marine, et al. 380 $39 administrative contacts, some
Dern ? ? new users user guide chapters
Lane & 200 $37.50 information primer ?
Malamud 376 $26.95 varied travelog some
Quarterman & 448 $42.50 varied standards minimal
Lynch, Rose 822 $40 technical standards minimal
Tennant, et al. 142 $45 professionals textbook ?
Benedikt 444 $15.95 varied anthology some
Kahin 446 $34.95 faculty scholarly variable
Parkhurst 86 $10.50 librarians scholarly so...