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Author Barry, Dave.

Title Dave Barry in cyberspace / Dave Barry.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, 1996.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  817 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Harvard Diggins Lib Adult Non-Fiction - HRLY-11  818.54 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Non Fiction - JHLY-14  817.54 BAR    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Non Fiction - LSBB-3  004.0207 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  814.54 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Mount Morris PL Stacks - MMLY-14  818.54 Bar    AVAILABLE
 Plano CUSD 88 - HS Stacks - PHSB-4  004.02 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Sandwich PLD Adult Non-Fiction - SABB-4  004.02 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Talcott Free LD Adult Non-Fiction - TFLY-11  004 BAR    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  817.54 BAR    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary 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.
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.
Subject Electronic data processing -- Humor.
Computers -- Humor.
Cyberspace -- Humor.
Other Form: Online version: Barry, Dave. Dave Barry in cyberspace. New York : Crown, 1996 (OCoLC)654456909
ISBN 0517595753

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