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Book Review: Rule the Web (Boing Boing!)


LLRX has a book review by Julia Wotipka, of Mark Frauenfelder’s “Rule the Web.”

Excerpt from Wotipka’s book review:

“I consider myself a deep web research pro. I’ve been using the Internet for over 15 years. Back in the day when V.E.R.O.N.I.C.A. (Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-Wide Index to Computer Archives) – was a computer search engine for Gopher, the prelude to today’s Web. Fast-forward to this year’s Nerd Chic best-selling book Rule the Web: How to Do Anything and Everything on the Internet – Better, Faster, Easier by Mark Frauenfelder, is not to be missed. Recently one reviewer described it as “The Joy of Cooking, only it’s about the Web instead of meatloaf.”

Frauenfelder, who co-founded bOING bOING magazine and writes Boing Boing Blog, which was recently hailed by the New York Times as “one of the leading media sites for young technologically aware sites” captures the beauty of the Web as no one else has before.

Rule the Web is not your dry, technical how-to manual. It’s a valuable, entertaining guide to getting stuff done with the Web. Best of all, it comes with a companion website, packed with chapter updates, podcast interviews with guest experts, tutorial videos and live call-in talk shows. In short, it will help you get things done in your online and offline life, by using useful, mostly free Web resources. How perfect is that?”

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