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By Dave Barry


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
Selected sites, together with Cursing in Swedish, Deformed Frog images, and The bathrooms of Melbourne, Australia
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."
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