Dave Barry in cyberspace

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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
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Now here's a match up, sports fans: Dave Barry versus the information superhighway, mano mano. Self-proclaimed computer geek and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dave starts off his rip-roaring tour with the most important computer tip of all: "Never read the instructions," and slides from there into the world of hardware, software, error messages, autocache, Windows 95 and the critical issue of RAM. "The function of RAM," according to Dave, "is to give guys a way of deciding whose computer has the biggest, most tumescent memory...The bottom line is, if you're a guy, you cannot have enough RAM. Bill Gates currently has over 743 billion 'megs' of RAM and he still routinely feels the need to stuff a zucchini in his underwear."

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