About "A Systems Approach"
This site is home to all the resources related to the Systems Approach series of books. Building on the theme of our original Computer Networks: A Systems Approach text book, we are writing a series of books that apply the systems lens to emerging topics (such as 5G, SDN, etc.). With thousands of factoids available on the web (especially when it comes to trending topics), the challenge is to distinguish between what's important and what's not; between what's superficial and what's lasting. Our goal for the series is to provide this perspective: to give students and professionals a measured dose of technical depth, a framework for understanding those details, and a foundation for acting on that understanding.
Within this site you will find links to contribute to the books, which are all being developed as open source projects. We're also blogging about our thoughts on the history and development of computer networks and related technologies.
Bruce & Larry