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Dave Barry in Cyberspace
Dave Barry
0449912302
Sept 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Trust Dave Barry, middle-class America's chronicler of the absurdities and inanities of daily life, to provide the authoritative funnyman's guide to life with computers. Barry is sometimes insightful, as when he notes the ridiculous number of keystrokes needed to actually write something, often hilarious, as in his sendup of technological support hotlines, and occasionally genuinely indignant. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who, like many of us, can't live with computers and can't live without them. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Whether you're a computer whiz or a computer nerd, this tongue-in-cheek guide to computing by bestselling humorist Barry (Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys, etc.) has enough byte to keep you...


Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms, Eighth Edition
Douglas Downing
0764121669
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
With 1,800 definitions and an abundance of Internet and online terms, this dictionary is perfect for new and intermediate computer users. The entries range from basic to advanced computer terminology and include historical terms and software concepts. The reference even defines and illustrates concepts and terminology for several graphics applications. This pocket-sized dictionary is packed with illustrations, charts, and examples and the comprehensive cross-referencing and clear language make it easy to use. Off- the-shelf software users will find this guide particularly useful. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Computer technology is constantly developing, which is why this title has undergone a complete revision,...


Mr. Bunny's Big Cup O' Java(tm)
Carlton Egremont, III
0201615630
Apr 1999
Paperback
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Slashdot.org
"If you buy the book as a satirical take on other programming instruction books, then you may very well be delighted... It's a lark."

Book Info
Designed to teach Java in a humorous manner for a successful career in today's development environments. Softcover.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
Oliver Sacks
0684853949
January 1985
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A neurologist who claims to be equally interested in disease and people, Sacks (Awakenings, etc.) explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings. These cases, some of which have appeared in literary or medical publications, illustrate the tragedy of losing neurological facultiesmemory, powers of visualization, word-recognitionor the also-devastating fate of those suffering an excess of neurological functions causing such hyper states as chorea, tics, Tourette's syndrome and Parkinsonism. Still other patients experience organically based hallucinations, transports, visions, etc., usually deemed to be psychic in nature. The science of neurology, Sacks charges, stresses the abstract and computerized at the expense of judgment and emotional depthsin his...


Jokes@file-Online.Com
Tangerine Press
0439220092
Jan 2001
Calendar
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Book Description
File-online.com: Jokes includes eighteen "home pages" that contain addresses, birthdays, and data banks. Other sections are School Sillies, Funny Farm, Grim Giggles, World of Laughs, Who What And Why, and stickers, all guaranteed to give readers side splitting laughs.


The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking, from Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons
Kit Laybourne
0517886022
December 1998
Paperback
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Review
"After 'Why is the sky blue?' one of the most important questions we ask is 'What is a cartoon?'. This is the definitive book that tells all about the process closest to our hearts--animation."
--Albie Hecht, President, Film and TV Entertainment, Nickelodeon

"This book is great! If ever there was the ultimate textbook for animation, this is it. The Animation Book is the perfect starter kit for anyone interested in entering the animation business or learning about the art of animation."
--Terry Thoren, CEO/President, Klasky Csupo Inc.

"I love the new edition of Kit Laybourne's The Animation Book. As with the first edition, he manages to give a world-eye view on the art and craft of my favorite medium with extra emphasis on personal styles and techniques, while including...


A Treasury of Email Humor
Lisa Marie Meier
0595149979
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Need a little humor in your life? Of course you do! Have you ever felt left-out or jealous because some insensitive co-worker was cracking-up with laughter in his cubicle even though reading email jokes was against office policy? Well, if reading personal e-mail at work is taboo, or you've somehow missed-out on the joke circulation list, or better-yet, you're a cyberholic that needs to unplug for a while, then you'll certainly enjoy this collection of delightful jokes and humorous stories.


Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Steve Krug
0321344758
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Usability design is one of the most important--yet often least attractive--tasks for a Web developer. In Don't Make Me Think, author Steve Krug lightens up the subject with good humor and excellent, to-the-point examples.

The title of the book is its chief personal design premise. All of the tips, techniques, and examples presented revolve around users being able to surf merrily through a well-designed site with minimal cognitive strain. Readers will quickly come to agree with many of the book's assumptions, such as "We don't read pages--we scan them" and "We don't figure out how things work--we muddle through." Coming to grips with such hard facts sets the stage for Web design that then produces topnotch sites.

Using an attractive mix of full-color screen shots, cute cartoons and diagrams, and informative sidebars,...



Cyberyenta's Old-Fashioned Wisdom for Newfangled Times
Rachel Levine
0595155235
Dec 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
"The best thing about the cyber age is that now we can embarrass ourselves faster and easier than ever," says CyberYenta, social critic and professional busybody of the information age. Laugh along with her as she explains who's to blame for the 'cyber' age anyway, why men invented computers to begin with, why people are willing to pay good money to be interrupted when they are on the phone, and dozens of other crazy things you thought maybe were normal.


The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Steven Pinker
0060958332
October 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A three-year-old toddler is "a grammatical genius"--master of most constructions, obeying adult rules of language. To Pinker, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology psycholinguist, the explanation for this miracle is that language is an instinct, an evolutionary adaptation that is partly "hard-wired" into the brain and partly learned. In this exciting synthesis--an entertaining, totally accessible study that will regale language lovers and challenge professionals in many disciplines--Pinker builds a bridge between "innatists" like MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, who hold that infants are biologically programmed for language, and "social interactionists" who contend that they acquire it largely from the environment. If Pinker is right, the origins of language go much further back than 30,000 years ago (the date most...


Techmares
Timothy D. McLendon
0595236898
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a collection of stupid technical support calls, gathered from all over the web; the ones that are dreaded the most. Here is your chance to see what the world's biggest idiots have to say.


Secret Identity
Wendelin Van Draanen
0375823514
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd has suffered at the hands of school bully Bubba Bixby for too long. Inspired by a class project, Nolan (a.k.a "Byrd-the-Nerd") creates a "cyber-superhero" alter ego called Shredderman, and sets out to avenge himself and his fellow Bubba-sufferers. Our likeable but nerdly and put-upon protagonist spots his shot at redemption when Mr. Green (Nolan's pony-tailed teacher, a.k.a. "the Happy Hippie") assigns the class's monthly project: Students must create a newspaper page, complete with stories and photos, on a topic of their choice. In a flash, Nolan realizes he has the perfect subject: "I had an idea that would make Bubba Bixby sorry he'd ever called us names. Or swiped our stuff. Or breathed his trashy breath down our throats. I’d do my report on Bubba Bixby!" Shortly thereafter Shredderman is...


The Root of All Evil
J. D. Frazer
0596001932
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
It's back to Columbia Internet, "the friendliest, hardest-working, and most neurotic little Internet Service Provider in the world," for our third installment from the hit online comic, User Friendly. The cast: Quake-obsessed techies, self-absorbed sales staff, well-meaning execs, and assorted almost-humans. The background: too little office space, warring operating systems, and eternally clueless customers. Tag along as geeks go camping, Mike finds a new use for silly putty, and Stef decides to beef up his Quake skills with the Acme Forced-Feedback Enemy-Denial Smackdown Ergonomic Game Chair. If you've read the first two User Friendly editions from O'Reilly, you don't need an introduction to Greg, Jeff, Miranda, the Dust Puppy and the others. But if you haven't, welcome to the world of ...


Microsoft Office XP for Dummies
Wallace Wang
076450830X
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Microsoft Office XP consists of several programs: a word processor (Word 2002), a spreadsheet program (Excel 2002), a presentation graphics program (PowerPoint 2002), a personal information organizer and e-mail client (Outlook 2002), and a database program (Access 2002). And depending on the version of Office XP that you get, you may have bonus programs that include a Web-page design and management application (FrontPage 2002).

Having so many programs at your disposal can be very intimidating, especially for the beginning user. Which program do you use for which task? How can you get information from one program into another? Which programs do you really need, and which ones can you safely ignore? Your questions will abound and confound!

Office XP For Dummies answers all these questions and...



You've Got Funny Mail
Divad Yvel
0759655960
Nov 2001
Paperback
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Excel 2002 for Dummies
Greg Harvey
0764508229
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Just because electronic spreadsheets like Excel 2002 have become almost as commonplace on today's personal computers as word processors and games doesn't mean that they're either well understood or well used. If you're one of the many folks who has Office XP on your computer but doesn't know a spreadsheet from a bedsheet, this means that Excel 2002 is just sitting there taking up a lot of space. Well, it's high time to change all that.

One look at the Excel 2002 screen (with all its boxes, buttons, and tabs), and you realize how much stuff is going on there. Excel 2002 For Dummies will help you make some sense out of the rash of icons, buttons, and boxes that you're going to be facing day after day. And when you ready to go beyond spreadsheet basics, this guide will also introduce you to ...



Your Joke Is in the E-mail
Alice Kahn
0898159881
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Search Engine Optimization for Dummies
Peter Kent
0764567586
April 2004
Paperback
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Review
  “…required reading for anyone with a presence on the internet…better than the rest…might be the best investment you ever make…” (ITWales.com, August 2004)

“..money well spent if you’re serious about boosting your web potential…” (4 stars…)” (Internet Works, October 2004)

Book Description
“If we build it, they will come.”

Unfortunately, in the field of Web sites, that’s an unfulfilled dream. Having a Web site does not automatically guarantee having traffic, even if you register the site with appropriate search engines. Whether you’re an e-tailer who wants customers, a business that wants clients, or an organization that wants to get your message out,...



505 Unbelievably Stupid Web Pages
Dan Crowley
1402201427
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Imagine the dumbest thing you’ve ever seen online. Here are 505 pages that put that to shame.

From the Publisher
Want to do some Cheese Racing? Take a trip through the Museum of Burnt Food? Hitch a ride with Sox, the Sock Monkey with a Harley? Me neither. But it sure is fun to laugh at the idiots who do! 505 Unbelievably Stupid Web Pages is your guide to the World Wide Web’s weirdest, funniest and overall dumbest websites. For the price of a book, you get a full description of each site along with hilarious comments and rankings for Abnormality, Stupidity and Entertainment.

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Fax-Ready Guerrilla Grams
Igor Faxemoff
0944042295
Mar 1994
Paperback
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