The Internet for Women

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Spinifex Press, 1996 - Social Science - 285 pages
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The first book to be published anywhere in the world to provide women with an introduction to the Internet. The authors explore the role of gender, anonymity, privacy, pornography, harassment and security. It is a straightforward guide to the use of electronic systems, as well as a brief history of women and computers including Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper. This book is a collector’s item, a book of and for its time.
 

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Contents

Understanding how Internet services work
8
Women using the Net today
21
Gender issues on the Internet
38
the nuts and bolts
52
staying in contact with the rest of the world
74
What about bounced mail?
88
Usenet News
104
role playing and adventuring on the Net
121
animation sound and video
151
Bringing information home with FTP
164
Graphical Telnet clients for dialup IPgraphical accounts
177
Privacy anonymity and security on the Internet
182
Resources
209
Bibliography
270
Index
282
Copyright

Lynx
136

Common terms and phrases

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