An introduction to Chinese computing by Dr. Matloff, for both native
speakers and learners of Chinese. Introduces the concepts of various
Chinese codings, and so on; written in a nontechnical manner, giving the
user the absolute minimum.
Dr. Matloff's introduction to the mutt e-mail
utility. Don't use pine! It was designed for people who are
afraid of computers, not for computer experts.
His introduction to the elvis text editor. It
is much better than ordinary vi (and far, FAR better than pico). X11
mouse capability; subwindows (even on nongraphics terminals); infinite
undo; paragraph formatting and so on.