The book is organized into four major sections.

  1. Introduction to the Internet and the three basic Internet services: e-mail, Telnet, and FTP.
  2. Getting involved in discussions on the Internet: interest groups and Usenet news.
  3. Navigating and searching the Internet: Hytelnet, Archie, Gopher, WAIS, and the World Wide Web
  4. Ethical, legal, security and social issues related to the Internet.