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Dave Barry in cyberspace

Author: Dave Barry
Publisher: New York : Crown, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If ever a subject was made for an author, Dave Barry and cyberspace are perfectly matched. Just imagine what can happen when Dave and his computer go mano a mano. In Dave Barry in Cyberspace, you'll learn how to produce attractive, high-impact documents when you have absolutely nothing to say; visit the world's largest computer trade show - Nerdstock in the desert; use Internet shorthand; chat with total strangers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barry, Dave.
Dave Barry in cyberspace.
New York : Crown, 1996
(OCoLC)654456909
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Barry
ISBN: 0517595753 9780517595756
OCLC Number: 34943209
Description: viii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Brief History of Computing from Cave Walls to Windows 95 --
Not That This Is Necessarily Progress --
2. How Computers Work --
3. How to Buy and Set Up a Computer --
Step One: Get Valium --
4. Becoming Computer Literate --
Or: Words for Nerds --
5. Comdex --
Nerdstock in the Desert Or: Bill Gates Is Elvis --
6. Software --
Making Your Computer Come Alive So It Can Attack You --
7. How to Install Software --
A 12-Step Program --
8. 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 Fonts --
9. 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! --
10. Using Internet "Shorthand" --
How You Can Be Just as Original as Everybody Else --
11. Selected Web Sites --
At Last: Proof That Civilization Is Doomed --
12. MsPtato and RayAdverb --
A Story of Love On-line --
13. Conclusion --
The Future of the Computer Revolution Or: Fun with Mister Johnson --
14. Reprise --
MsPtato and RayAdverb.
Responsibility: Dave Barry.
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If ever a subject was made for an author, Dave Barry and cyberspace are perfectly matched. Just imagine what can happen when Dave and his computer go mano a mano. In Dave Barry in Cyberspace, you'll learn how to produce attractive, high-impact documents when you have absolutely nothing to say; visit the world's largest computer trade show - Nerdstock in the desert; use Internet shorthand; chat with total strangers who may be boring and stupid; and discover the world's largest collection of viola jokes - all this and more. When you rattle down the pothole-studded information superhighway with Dave Barry at the wheel, you will be a:) and you will be LOL, even ROTFL.

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