David McCandless has been doing bits and pieces for Poke as long as Poke’s been around. In fact he’s written lots of the funnier words on the funnier projects that we’ve done. So it’s nice that someone gave him a book deal.
And if he can put the internet in a book. I can put his book with the internet in it into a video…
As you can probably see the book is packed full of stuff. Thankfully it’s funny stuff. Well it certainly made me laugh out loud in places.
It might not be everyone’s cup of tea. You’ll get a taste of the content by looking at the site: http://www.theinternetnowinhandybookform.com/ – but to be honest I think the book is funnier, but that might just be me.
Even if it’s not your bag. I’m pretty sure it is a perfect Xmas gift for the nerdy web geek who has absolutely everything. It’ll save them dropping their laptop in the bath. And they can look at ‘the internet’ without fear late at night in shady places. After all no one ever got jacked for a book (as far as I know).
If I had to describe the book in a sentence its like Viz did a hostile takeover of Web User Magazine.
I’m not getting any kind of kickback for plugging this. Apart from a free copy. Which I hope I’d have got anyway. If you’d like one you can buy it from Amazon.co.uk here: The Internet (now in handy book form!)