David Thorne has quickly established himself as the world’s leading internet troublemaker. Since his emailed efforts to settle an overdue bill with a drawing of a spider achieved massive worldwide online exposure in 2008, millions of people have followed Thorne’s hilarious exchanges with unwitting victims reported via the mainstream media, online and email inboxes globally. Thorne’s razor-sharp writings, compiled in his first book The Internet is a Playground say something about everyday life we can all relate to.
About the Author
David Thorne works in the design and branding industry as design director for a small Adelaide design agency as he is too lazy and easily distracted to do a real job. Amongst the multitude of his qualities, which include reciting prime numbers backwards from 909526, reading to blind children and training guide dogs, embellishment may be at the top.
David lives in Adelaide, South Australia, which is commonly regarded as the murder capital of Australia. This title is given to Adelaide not due to the volume of murders, but due to the clever antics of Adelaide’s finest serial killers. Ironically, Adelaide is the only Australian capital city not founded by convicts.
David reads too much, generally exceeds others’ tolerances and listens to Linkin Park. He stays up too late, drinks too much coffee, smokes too much, hates getting up in the morning and has offspring who thinks David doesn’t know what he has been up to when he deletes his internet history.
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Comments about The Internet is a Playground:
David Thorne is a funny man. The king on internet trolls, his stories run on and each new email is a new adventure.
You'll be laughing like a mad person with every page of this book.
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Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2010
Publisher: Fontaine Press
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0