The Open Book
OverviewThe OSI protocol suite (an internationally standardized set of rules for computer communications) offers a unique promise: it has the potential to provide a political and technical solution to world-wide networking. Computers--from supers to workstations and PCs, from the executive suite to the laboratory, and from Palo Alto to London, or anywhere--can all share a common set of rules for communicating. But, with any emerging technology, there are numerous questions to be answered and issues to be addressed. The Open Book is designed to examine those complex questions and issues and provide a balanced set of perspectives.