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Home Networking Simplified: An Illustrated Home Networking Handbook for the Everyday User by Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 6. Sharing Network Resources

Remember when just a few people had cell phones and those of us who could not afford them would sneer as we stepped up to the pay phone? Today, most people have cell phones and feel naked if they leave them at home. New uses for cell phones have developed that were not foreseen, such as having a built-in digital camera, taking a photo or even video and e-mailing it wirelessly to someone. Many phones are Internet ready now as well.

Home networks are evolving much the same way. First, they were just for nerdy computer types, but they are quickly becoming mainstream, with new uses popping up all the time. Kids take computer networks as a given. They will find uses for them that we never imagined. For example, your ...

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