The Court Reporter’s Guide to Cyberspace

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Court Reporters Guide to CyberspaceThe Court Reporter’s Guide to Cyberspace was published in May of 1996. At the time, it was the definitive guide to the Internet, CompuServe, and the rest of the dark and mysterious world on the other end of the modem.

Written exclusively for people in the court reporting profession, this book explores cyberspace from a court reporter’s unique point of view. One of the authors has almost 30 years of experience as a court reporter, and the other one has been developing products for court reporters for over 10 years.

Parts of The Court Reporter’s Guide to Cyberspace are still useful and accurate, but today it is more useful as a history of how the court reporting profession carved out a homestead online. It is outdated as a guide to the Internet or CompuServe, but it’s a great piece of nostalgia for early adopters in the court reporting profession. Although chapters on things like bulletin board systems are no longer relevant, much of the history and marketing advice remains accurate.

Read an excerpt from the book here on my blog.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • About the Authors
  • Preface
  • Table of Contents
  • An Introduction To Cyberspace
    • What’s It All About?
    • Modems
    • Online Services
    • “Netiquette”
    • Security in Cyberspace
  • CompuServe for Court Reporters
    • Overview of CompuServe
    • Signing Up and Signing On
    • CompuServe E-Mail
    • The Court Reporters Forum
    • CRForum Message Areas
    • CRForum Libraries
    • CRForum Conferencing
    • Other Areas of Interest
    • CompuServe Services
    • Realtime Online
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web
    • The Internet
    • Internet E-Mail
    • The Web
    • Getting on the Web
    • The NCRA/Verbatim Reporters Center
    • Publishing on the Web
    • “Forums” on the Internet
    • Getting Files From the Internet
    • Conferencing on the Internet
    • Government Online
  • Exchanging Transcripts Electronically
    • E-mailing Transcripts
    • Transcript Formats
    • Electronic Delivery
    • Sending to Other Systems
    • Setting Up Your Own BBS
  • Appendices and Index
    • CompuServe Phone Numbers
    • CompuServe Software
    • Members Speak About CRForum
    • A Few Sites of Interest on the Web
    • A Few BBSs to Try Out
    • Glossary of Cyberspace Terminology
    • Smileys and Emoticons
    • CRForum House Rules
    • Bibliography & Suggested Reading
    • Index

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