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Dave Barry In Cyberspace - Dave Barry

Dave Barry In Cyberspace

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1997
ISBN: 9780449912300
Number Of Pages: 215

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"RELENTLESSLY FUNNY . . . BARRY SHINES."
--People

A self-professed computer geek who actually does Windows 95, bestselling humorist Dave Barry takes us on a hilarious hard drive via the information superhighway--and into the very heart of cyberspace, asking the provocative question: If God had wanted us to be concise, why give us so many fonts?

Inside you'll find juicy bytes on


How to Buy and Set Up a Computer; Step One: Get Valium
Nerdstock in the Desert; Or: Bill Gates Is Elvis
Software: Making Your Computer Come Alive So It Can Attack You
Word Processing: How to Press an Enormous Number of Keys Without Ever Actually Writing Anything
Selected Web Sites, including Cursing in Swedish, Deformed Frog Pictures, and The Toilets of Melbourne, Australia
And much, much more!


"VERY FUNNY . . . After a day spent staring at a computer monitor, think of the book as a kind of screen saver for your brain."
--New York Times Book Review

Introductionp. 1
A Brief History of Computing from Cave Walls to Windows 95 - Not That This Is Necessarily Progressp. 15
How Computers Workp. 31
How to Buy and Set Up a Computer - Step One: Get Valiump. 39
Becoming Computer Literate - Or: Words for Nerdsp. 53
Comdex - Nerdstock in the Desert Or: Bill Gates Is Elvisp. 59
Software - Making Your Computer Come Alive So It Can Attack Youp. 79
How to Install Software - A 12-Step Programp. 97
Word Processing - How to Press an Enormous Number of Keys Without Ever Actually Writing Anything Or: If God Had Wanted Us to Be Concise, He Wouldn't Have Given Us So Many Fontsp. 101
The Internet - Transforming Society and Shaping the Future, Through Chat Or: Watch What You Write, Mr. Chuckletrousers Or: Why Suck Is OK, Blow Is Not Plus: Danger! Sushi Tapeworms!p. 121
Using Internet "Shorthand" - How You Can Be Just as Original as Everybody Elsep. 141
Selected Web Sites - At Last: Proof That Civilization Is Doomedp. 149
MsPtato and RayAdverb - A Story of Love On-linep. 169
Conclusion - The Future of the Computer Revolution Or: Fun with Mister Johnsonp. 203
Reprise - MsPtato and RayAdverbp. 211
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ISBN: 9780449912300
ISBN-10: 0449912302
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 23rd September 1997
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1