The Internet for Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd edition

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By John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young and Arnold Reinhold.
November 1995, 210 pages, US$12.99. C$17.99, £11.99, ISBN 1-56884-977-X.

The new line of Quick References has a swell plastic ring binding so, at last, it'll lay flat on your desk. (The old quick refs had plenty of useful info, but you did have to learn to type with one hand while holding them open with the other.) So we figured we might as well improve the contents to keep up with the improved binding.

The original Quick Ref was written as an adjuct to The Internet for Dummies and had (we admit it) far too many references to the big book for further info. We fixed that--the new edition stands alone, perhaps even more than our editors wanted.

We also think this is the perfect book to take along in your Road Warrior Kit along with your Internet-equipped laptop. Take a few extras to give to friends and business contacts as well.


  • On page 22, cross out the e-World line, since e-World is no more. Replace it with:
    ATT Worldnet 800-967-5363
  • Pages 48-49: delete the e-World section.
  • Page 58: in the table, note that Applelink has been phased out and e-World discontinued.
  • The Smiley Dictionary mentioned on page 60 has moved to
  • Page 98: The sentence fragment that reads ``Counts the number of words, lines, and characters in a file'' should say ``Counts the number of lines, words, and characters in a file.'' That is, swap lines and words.
  • Page 100: delete e-World, since they're out of business.
  • Page 122: ``See the Section Full-Screen FTP Programs, later in this part'' should refer to the section called ``Using FTP from a WinSock or MacTCP'' Program. (Thanks to reader Marie C. Hebert for this and the next erratum.)
  • Page 132: ``See part IV to learn how to use the telnet command'' should refer to Part IX, section ``Using telnet'' on page 153.
  • Page 162: add "Yahoo also has links to most other Internet search engines."
  • When our tireless readers point out more boo-boos, we'll list them here.

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