By Dave Barry
"RELENTLESSLY humorous . . . BARRY SHINES."
A self-professed computing device geek who really does home windows ninety five, bestselling slapstick comedian Dave Barry takes us on a hilarious harddisk through the knowledge superhighway--and into the very middle of our on-line world, asking the provocative query: If God had sought after us to be concise, why supply us such a lot of fonts?
Inside you can find juicy bytes on
How to shop for and manage a working laptop or computer; the first step: Get Valium
Nerdstock within the wasteland; Or: invoice Gates Is Elvis
Software: Making Your laptop Come Alive So it may well assault You
Word Processing: the way to Press an immense variety of Keys with out Ever truly Writing Anything
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And a lot, a lot more!
"VERY humorous . . . After an afternoon spent observing a working laptop or computer visual display unit, think about the publication as a type of display saver in your brain."
--New York instances booklet evaluate
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