Book Description: Dan Gookin is as close to a household name as it gets in the computer book industry. His DOS for Dummies (IDG) has sold millions. Now he brings the wit and wisdom which have made him so popular to Peachpit, with Dan Gookin's Web Wambooli. This book is written for all those people who keep hearing about the Internet/WWW and want to find out what all the fuss is about, but have neither the time nor the patience to figure it out on their own. It's also for users of commercial online services who find themselves overwhelmed by the minutiae or confounded by the complexity of the Internet.Web Wambooli ("Wambooli," by the way, is a Gookin-derived word that is also the name of his Web site) is a non-technical, jargon-limited handbook that covers the most interesting, fun, and useful aspects of the Internet, using the World Wide Web as the launching pad. Coverage includes: the hardware and software needed to hook up to the web; choosing a service provider; quick tours of some of the best home pages; sending and receiving messages; using Netscape; conducting searches; accessing newsgroups; games, entertainment, and chat sites; and what's ahead and how to keep up.Not just "another Internet book," this one rises above the rest by showcasing the perspective and experience of a computer book guru. Dan has signed on to write the book that is as entertaining as it is useful and shines on every page with the quirky, friendly, and fun personality of the author.