Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages: 1998 (5th ed)

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9780078823879: Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages: 1998 (5th ed)

World's #1 Internet-phonebook-bigger and better than ever! Nearly two million Internet users can't be wrong! Harley Hahn's Internet & Web Yellow Pages is still today's #1 guide to the exploding Internet universe. And now, the special Fifth Anniversary Edition of the original A to Z Internet phonebook packs the most interesting, unusual and outrageous Web sites, Usenet news groups, mailing lists, IRC channels and Telnet addresses on everything from air disasters to pick-up lines to Zen philosophy. Brimming with Harley Hahn's inimitable brand of wit and intelligence-including his trademark tongue-in-cheek "advertisements"-this delightfully helpful directory is your first place to turn for the latest on: art and architecture; humor & jokes; real estate; business; jobs; secret stuff; computers; kids; travel; dieting; law; UFOs and aliens; environment; movies; video/multimedia; news; fonts and typefaces; young adults; genealogy; operating systems; zines; hobbies; photography; and more.

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Harley Hahn's excellent Web directory may be the only one with an introduction that is something of a continuing saga--he includes all of the previous introductions and adds new parts to each edition. In this fifth edition, Hahn continues to write whimsical "ads" in the style of phone book yellow pages and sprinkles the guide with nifty excerpts from newsgroups, FAQs, and Web sites. The directory's comprehensive list of categories and subcategories--art, computers, movies, sports, politics, environment, philosophy, support groups, literature, personal finance, world cultures, music, and more--makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. But it is the decidedly unexpected categories that are truly fun: UFOs and aliens, cyberpunk, intrigue, bizarre, cool and useful, cool but useless, vices, and something called "devices and gizmos connected to the Net." The book concludes with a good index and also contains a CD-ROM with a searchable database of the sites listed in the book. And if paging through this directory isn't already a great way to pass the time, Hahn includes a list of 25 things to do on the Net when you should be working.

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Get ready to have a blast exploring the Net with Harley. This provacative information-packed guide to life is filled with personal touches, insights, jokes and souvenirs from Harley's journeys on the Net.

Read from cover to cover, or dip in anywhere. You'll find a world of humor, wisdom and fun inside this book. Let Harley guide you to thousands of carefully selected Internet and Web resources including:

Families, kids and parenting Romance, dating and sex Health and nutrition Money and investing Cooking and recipes Animals and pets Religion and spirituality Jobs and the workplace Music, art and literature Sports, games and amusements Secrets, intrigue and gossip ...and much more

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