Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 4 / APRIL 1985 / PAGE 16

The netweaver's sourcebook. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

Telecommunications and local area networks (LAN) are hot topics in the microcomputer world. For those who have yet to discover their convenience, this book explains the concepts, terms, services, and potential of "micro networking and communications."

Dean Gengle does a fine job of deciphering the technical jargon and providing advice on designing your own LAN or micro-to-mainframe links. However, he goes beyond the hardware, software, and services to delve into the psychological and sociological implications of telecommunications.

On occasion, the book lapses into philosophical musings, but for networking facts, from both the technical and sociological viewpoints, The Netweaver's Sourcebook is an exceptional introduction.

Review Grade: B