Several resources that provide valuable information about modems and how to obtain these resources.
Today it's easy to feel as if you're the only businessperson in America who isn't on the Internet. Relax: a survey of members of the National Federation of Independent Business found that, as recently as 1994, only 40% of those small businesses even owned a modem. And just finding the right information to get started can be a daunting task.
If you're truly strapped for time, consider What's a Modem? This hour-long tape, priced at $18.95 and produced by Audio Computer Information, in Spring Grove, Minn., provides a beginner-friendly introduction to modems. It crams a surprising amount of detail into a soothingly nontechnical narrative. You'll find more specifics in comparably priced books, such as Modems for Dummies, by Tina Rathbone (IDG Books, Foster City, Calif., 1994, $19.99), but you'll also face 463 pages. What's a Modem? focuses primarily on the Windows terminal program. For more information, call 800-647-TAPE.