A novice sent a subscription request to a mailing list that
I manage, a common event for all of us I'm certain.
I sent him my standard rebuke ("Please contact your systems administrator
about how to properly subscribe to a mailing list"), but he replied that
there was no one there who could answer his question. One would think
that the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory could afford one guru.
Rather than criticize the person any further, I'd like to give him
a list of beginner's guides and tell him to buy one. I know of the
_The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog_,
Ed Kroll, O'Reilly and Associates
_Zen and the Art of the Internet_,
Brendan Kehoe, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0-13-010778-6
But do they discuss the proper way to subscribe to a mailing list?
Does anyone have a list of other books? As the maintainers of mailing
lists, we are the ones who have to deal with the mistakes of novices.
I think we should have a list of these books in a file ready to be
zipped off to early offenders.