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Good books for Net and computer fans
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Good books for Net and computer fans 

Bit Player for Dec. 5, 1997

By Al Fasoldt

Copyright © 1997, The Syracuse Newspapers

Web browsing will never replace a good book. Here is a selection of good books for Internet users and fans of computing in general.

"Architects of the Web," by Robert H. Reid. (John Wiley & Sons, $28.) Fascinating account of the founders of the Web.

"Where Wizards Stay Up Late," by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon. (Simon & Schuster, $24.) How the Internet came to be, in clear prose.

"Why Things Bite Back," by Edward Tenner. (Random House Vintage Books, $13.) Single best book on the real forces of technology in modern life.

"The Mother of All Windows 95 Books," by Woody Leonhard and Barry Simon. (Addison Wesley, $40.) Nothing else written about Windows 95 has the infectious comic spirit of this work. The authors know how to tweak Windows in hundreds of ways, too.

"Windows 95 Secrets," by Brian Livingston and Davis Straub. (IDG Books, $50.) A no-nonsense look at everything that happens in Windows, updated as much as possible.

"Gates," by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews. (Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, $14.) Find out what makes Billy G. tick.

"Insanely Great," by Steven Levy. (Penguin, $13.) The best single book on why the Macintosh has so many loyal fans.

"Inside MS-DOS 6.2," by Mark Minasi and others. (New Riders Publishing, $35.) Immensely valuable tips for using DOS 6.2 and its newest cousin, the Windows 95 version of DOS (DOS 7).

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