Dave Barry in Cyberspace

Dave Barry in Cyberspace

by Dave Barry
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Overview

Dave Barry in Cyberspace by Dave Barry

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517280867
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1996
Pages: 215

About the Author

From 1983 to 2004, Dave Barry wrote a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald, which in 1988 won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. He is the author of more than thirty books, including such bestsellers as the nonfiction Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster), You Can Date Boys When You're Forty, and I'll Mature When I'm Dead; the novels Big Trouble, Tricky Business, and Insane City; the very successful YA Peter Pan novels (with Ridley Pearson); and his Christmas story The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Two of his books—Big Trouble and Dave Barry's Guide to Guys—have been turned into movies. For a while, his life was even a television series, Dave's World, but then it was canceled. The series. Not the life. For many years, Dave was also a guitarist with the late, infamous, and strangely unlamented band the Rock Bottom Remainders.

Hometown:

Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1947

Place of Birth:

Armonk, New York

Education:

B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969

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Dave Barry in Cyberspace 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Dave Berry's witty language as well as his ability to go above and beyond in terms of amusing literature. I recommend this book to anyone in need of a good laugh!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you spend your days tapping plastic keys, developing spreadsheets, sorting data, researching the web.....you will be laughingly gratified to know that you are not alone in your frustrations. Dave advises that the computer to purchase is the one that became available two days after you bought the one you have, and similar real, true, and very funny advice. Dave's humor is supported by a broadbase of knowledge, experience, natural wit and sensitive perception of commonly encountered computer user unfriendliness.
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Ha ha ha ha Can't ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Stop ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Laughing ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently read Dave Barry In Cyberspace and i must say it is a Fantastic book. Very funny and enjoyable from beginning to end. I am now reading 'Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up' and so far it is a great book too. After 'Is Not Making This Up' I will read 'Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway'. I recommend Dave Barry to anyone and/or everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, the book is funny -- until you get to the last few chapters: Chapters 12 and 14 are the story of two lonely, married people who meet on-line and (maybe) start an affair. These two chapters -- totally different in style and structure from the rest of the book -- are magnificent, tender, moving, hilarious, beautifully written. Even if you don't like Dave Barry, go to a book store or library, pick up this book and read those chapters. It won't take long, but I promise you it's time well spent. The story, and the ending, will stay with you for days.
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