18.10.07

THE INTERNET - NOW IN HANDY BOOK FORM!



Deep within the bowels of this book lies a joke pilfered by your humble narrator from her friend Alice, then gifted to the author. Said joke was all about the perils of going on the internet while drunk. (Please remember that this was all the way back in 2001, when the net was just kicking off in Britain, and such observations were fresh and funny.)

Anyway, here's the feature Alice and I created around the joke, for dearly departed Brit spoof site Seethru.co.uk. Check it out - it's both funny and a nostalgic wander down memory lane to a time when websites and bulletin boards and cybercommunities and MSN messenger and so on were fresh, new, exciting, scary and addictive.


(Early protoype of modem breathalyser)


And now! Somewhere in The Internet - Now In Handy Book Form a version of this joke apparently lives on. Aw! I've not seen the book yet so I can't judge, but it's written by David McCandless, editor of Seethru, so is probably very funny. The perfect gift for the netgeek in your life, &c. Check it out!

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