Computer Factoids: Tales from the High-tech Underbelly
Computers are those unfathomable contraptions everyone everywhere loves to hate. We can't live with them, but we can't live without them. Contempt for our byte-based existence has developed universal appeal crossing boundaries of culture, economics, religion, and language. Everyone you know has a "those stupid computers" story. If you think you have heard it all, STOP.
The digital revolution began in 1951. Computer Factoids chronicles behind-the-scenes digital weirdness from Day One. Kirk Kirksey covers the landscape of computer history, cyber legend, digital mythology, and Internet lore. Put away your pocket protector because you won't find any techno-babble on these pages. Each of these 39 high-tech yarns is an easy-read with a serious dose of attitude. Whether it is a computer powered by rotting potatoes or a symphony performed by obsolete dot-matrix printers or a computerized bra equipped with a modem, these tales of the digital surreal will make you stand up and shout, "Honey, you're not going to believe this."
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Incident at the WordPerfect Help Desk
The First Cyber Villain
Patron Saint of the Internet
The Fungus Among Us
Microchip Graffiti and the Bill Sux Hoax
Rage Against the Machine
The Warhol Worm
The Death Door Riddle
Electronic Brain Predicts Winner of Presidential Election
The Irina Virus
The Brava Computerized Bra