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Alan

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  • Dave Barry in Cyberspace

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dave Barry
    • Narrated By Shadoe Stevens
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    When Dave Barry goes mano a mano with the Information Superhighway, it's guaranteed to be a rip-roaring adventure. This self-proclaimed computer geek and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist starts with the motto, "Never read the instructions," and slides from there into the world of hardware, software, Windows 95, and the critical issue of RAM ("the bottom line is, if you're a guy, you cannot have enough RAM").

    Michael says: "VERY VERY FUNNY!!!"
    "Disappointing and Dated"
    Overall

    After enjoying other Dave Barry books immensely, I was primed to listen to this with pleasure but was disappointed instead. If you want to remember the days of DOS and all the archane commands, then this is the book for you. Because it was written just after Windows 95 came out and the Internet was just becoming a phenomenon, it was probably hilarious for a few years afterwards. Unfortunately it is about as relevant now as a repair manual for an IBM Selectric typewriter. Dave also attempts some "serious" dramatic writing that falls flat. I hope that some of his other books will restore the joy that I felt before.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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