- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Ballantine Books Ed edition (September 23, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0449912302
- ISBN-13: 978-0449912300
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 191 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,446,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Designed especially for the geek in all of us, this is Dave Barry's take on everything from how to buy a computer to the information superhighway and how to get there -- hopefully in one piece or at least with an airbag. Anytime you feel real stupid about computers and the Internet, just pick up DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE and you'll feel a whole lot better that somebody else might be in worst shape than you.
From the Inside Flap
LESSLY FUNNY . . . BARRY SHINES."
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."
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Sure, some of the events and people discussed within these pages may be dated, but if you were alive for those times (or took a history class in school) then you'll still appreciate a fresh and hilarious perspective.
This book contains my all time favorite Barry column titled "Molecular Homicide" which tells the tell of the author having the flu and what happens when he is unable to get out of bed to monitor his young son's activities. This column alone is worth the price of the book. If you enjoy that column then there are plenty more that will tickle your funny bone.
This is a good starting point for anyone getting into Barry for the first time. It's a book that's easy to pick up whenever you have a few minutes and since each column is only 2-3 pages in length you can always come back to it later without having to worry about remembering what you read previously. Though don't be surprised if you find yourself reading some columns numerous times! It's a perfect book to keep in the bathroom for those quick visits, or in the kitchen for when you're microwaving some food.
If you make it through his "Greatest Hits" then I highly recommend "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need," followed by "Dave Barry is Not Making This Up."
You can't go wrong with any of his books, but I found the 3 mentioned to be the funniest.
Even now with new operating systems and a much changed computing environment, much of what Dave writes about absolutely deflates intellectual fluff. For example, I copied the first page of one chapter on how to install a computer. The first instruction is "find Valium" and I gave this to a friend who was – – guess what – – installing computer. Talk about laughing out loud
I might have to find some Valium for myself before I attempt to install Windows 8
My husband knows I am reading this when he can hear me laughing from the other room.