Book Review: 'America Off-line: The Complete Outernet Starter Kit' | EW.com

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America Off-line: The Complete Outernet Starter Kit Trendy Outernet service America Off-Line boasts 250 million members and a sophisticated interactive network — the World Wide World. Meet...America Off-line: The Complete Outernet Starter KitScience and Technology, Nonfiction Trendy Outernet service America Off-Line boasts 250 million members and a sophisticated interactive network — the World Wide World. Meet...1996-11-15Andrews McMeel Publishing
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America Off-line: The Complete Outernet Starter Kit

Genre: Science and Technology, Nonfiction; Author: A.J. Jacobs; Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Trendy Outernet service America Off-Line boasts 250 million members and a sophisticated interactive network — the World Wide World. Meet interesting people through Internet-like chat rooms, known as ”parties.” Take advantage of the lightweight word processor with an automatic save function, the ”pencil.” Learn about antivirus programs that implement chicken soup. With easy-to-follow tips to orient ”newbies,” EW staff writer A.J. Jacobs cleverly uploads the obvious in America Off-line: The Complete Outernet Starter Kit, a caustic, deadpan, at-least-three-snickers-a-page spoof of cyberspace that would have us treat ”nonvirtual Reality” as merely the place where we plug in our modems. B+