Online! The Book
"If you go online, see how much more you can gain, without
the pain. Fascinating, fun, and delightfully written. The
invaluable tool for everyone that makes you laugh out loud to
--Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of Intuit Software
"There is only one Dvorak. He invented the idea that
technology was as worth covering as news, he wrote the first gossip
column on the inductry, and even has answered tech questions on
call-in shows. He's the Orson Wells to Bill Gates's
--William R. Hearst III, Publisher and Venture Capitalist
"For 20 years or more, no one else has given us the same
no-nonsense, in-your-face advice John C. Dvorak has. His expertise
and influence among makers and consumers of software and hardware
are legendary, as is the dry sardonic humor he brings to everything
he writes about. If you want to know why you should go online and
what to do once you get there, you can trust Dvorak's advice like
you would trust your mother's--if Mom were intimately knowledgeable
about computing, and if she could make you laugh while pointing out
--Ron White, author How Computers Work, 10th Anniversary Edition
"Chris Pirillo is one of those original geeks, dating back to
when he first brought common sense to the Help Desk. From there
he's built bridges between Silicon Valley and Hollywood, landing
somewhere in a conceptual San Luis Obispo--the grey area between
content and technology."
--Marc Canter, Founder Macromedia
"This is the most practical and valuable book about the
Internet you can get. A perfect reference for anyone who goes
--Victoria Recano, "Inside Edition"
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the Internet and
really ought to ask. I love this book!"
--Lance Ulanoff, Executive Editor PCMAG.COM
"Pirillo is truly the Internet guru of our times. Hundreds of
thousands of his 'Gnomie' followers can't be wrong. Online! is a
Rosetta Stone, bringing the priceless, yet nearly costless,
millennial treasure of the Internet to the masses. Online! is the
first truly practical book about the Internet, exploring the depth
of its power, without the typical techno-jargon. Online! will leave
you asking how you ever got along without it."
--Brett Trout author of Internet Laws Affecting Your Company and Chair of the Iowa State Bar Association Technology Committee
"For hundreds of thousands of computer users, Chris Pirillo
is the face of the Internet. Combining a sharp wit and the
technical knowledge that comes with living computers and the
Internet 24/7, Chris simplifies complex technical issues, helps
computer users make informed decisions in the crowded software
marketplace, and manages to entertain while still delivering the
facts. By embracing technology as a way of life, this techno-geek
has become the net's most trusted voice."
--Ken White, CEO, NextUp.com
"Chris Pirillo is at the center of the digital
--Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
The perfect gift for any computer user!
Are you getting the best of the Internet? No way! The Web's packed with great sites you haven't discovered. Great tools you haven't tried. Great stuff you haven't done.
But that's about to change!
You're looking at an amazing collection of today's coolest Web stuff. Hundreds of incredible ideas, tips, techniques, and sites...all compiled by three legendary Web and PC insiders. Here's just a taste of what you'll learn...
Trash that spam: no more junk email
Download faster and smarter
Protect yourself against today's toughest viruses and hackers
Build your own next-generation Web site, fast
Blog the world...even distribute your personal content to hundreds of sites
Deliver your own streaming media broadcasts
Cut the wires and go mobile
Connect to your office PC over the Web
Find the Web community you've been searching for
Make the most of peer-to-peer networks
Use your online connection to make cheap, high-quality phone calls
Includes complete, up-to-the-minute primer for beginners!