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Barry, Dave. DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE. New York City, NY: Crown Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 215 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of pieces on subject, presented as a User's Manual. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "Whether you're a computer whiz or a computer nerd, this tongue-in-cheek guide to computing by humorist Barry has enough byte to keep you entertained. Looking like a user's manual, complete with section tabs and a mock Glossary, it offers a wryly skeptical tour of the digital world with outrageously irreverent commentary on word-processing applications, software installation and use, Windows 95, Comdex trade shows, technical support services, and much more. Computer-phobes will instantly relate to Barry's spoof, which taps into the residual anxieties lurking even in computer sophisticates. Along with a brief history of computing from cave walls to virtual reality, Barry chats on the Internet, eavesdrops on a cybersex session, and visits selected weird World Wide Web sites. He never loses sight of his big target and lets loose with enough volleys to remind us that, despite all the hype, a computer is just a machine 'that operates on simple principles that can be easily understood by anybody with some common sense, a little imagination, and an IQ of 750' " (Publishers Weekly). "How to buy and set up a computer? Step One: Get Valium" (Dave Barry). A "must-have" title for Dave Barry collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Dave Barry. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living humorist/writers and an American national treasure. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE BARRY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0517595753. $40.00

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