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Data Communications and Computer Networks: A Business User's Approach
This complete introduction to data communications is written to bring a fresh, readable, business-oriented perspective to the technology that lies at the heart of the booming telecommunications revolution. Providing a solid background of fundamentals to tomorrow's information systems professionals, this survey of data communications keeps a balance between the super-techni ...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 544 pages
Published March 3rd 2004 by Course Technology
(first published 2000)
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I had this class way back in undergrad. I swear this is the same book I had then, unchanged. Any self-respecting networking tome cannot have any heading with "Metropolitan Area Network" that's not at least a little tongue-in-cheek, yet this stale, dry tome has the same approach to the subject I remember back in 199x. At least it did away with the sections on 2bT, 5bT, and vampire-tap cabling. But there's too much of a stench of vacuum tubes about this text.