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Strictly for non-geeks!,
This review is from: Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I have been using the internet now for the past decade. Rarely a day passes without my spending time on it. I bank on it, shop on it, research on it, download all sorts of stuff from it, watch films on it, catch TV shows on it, etc., etc. And an increasing number of people each year make use of it for an increasing number of personal reasons yet, if they are anything like myself, they do not have a clue as to how it really works.
After managing to get to grips with the basics of using it, I did try to learn something of its nature. Apart from finding out that it seemed to have been created for the purpose of providing some for of basic communication in the event of a nuclear war, I found most of the information available a bit beyond me. Blum's book has been a godsend! Using straighforward language, it has proved most helpful in broadening my understanding of the mechanics of the World Wide Web. It has helped explain how I can, almost seamlessly, shop on-line in the Far East, the USA, Australia, Canada and most parts of Europe and have my shopping delivered sometimes faster than I can be achieved in the UK.
If, like me, you would like to dip a little bit deeper into the fascinating mysteries of the internet I would highly recommend 'Tubes'.