Take a joke: Dave Barry in Cyberspace
by Alan Zisman (c)
1997. First published
in Computer Player, June 1997
Okay, so you use computers, right. In fact, we could
say you?re into
computers, am I right? And that?s not a laughing matter, right?
So you?d better not read Dave Barry in Cyberspace,
since this is a very
funny book that makes it appear as if computer users are able to laugh
You wouldn?t know it from the table of contents,
however. At first glance,
this could be a typical XXX for Dummies look, with chapters like ?How
Work?, ?How to Buy and Set Up a Computer?, ?Selected Web Sites? and
But it always pays to read the fine print? the ?Word Processing?
for example, is subtitled: If God Had Wanted Us to be Concise, He
Have Given Us So Many Fonts.
Right from the introduction, popular US newspaper
humorist, Dave Barry
admits to being a ?total computer geek?? someone who reads computer
in bed, looking at pictures of hardware while saying things like ?Whoa!
Check out the 6X SCSI-2 CD-ROM drive on THAT baby!? Someone who can
that any magazine with a name like ?Byte? must be moderately arousing,
and that multitasking means having the ability to waste time faster
If you can laugh at yourself and your addiction
(that?s why you?re a
?user?, right?), then get this book. Right now!