Jun 19

It's more like 'a series of tubes'Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: I believe I have discovered a way to use this “dial-up” to get my “Macintosh” onto the “net” to find this world wide “web”. Like “magic”!

Published 1994

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.46 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “MagicNet”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Val Kilmer struggles to understand how he managed to install María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza and Cthulhu instead of Lode Runner.

  2. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Published in 1994? The original Mac was good and antiquated by then.

  3. THX 1138 Says:

    Is John DeChancie John de Lancie’s dodgy brother?

    That’s not how you spell “intrigue”, incidentally. Unless there’s someone called Intruige who has a web in the book?

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    Those interactive fiction games always got the ol’ imagination going.

  5. Tom Noir Says:

    Guy at the bottom: “But where is the ‘any’ key?”

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    This is actually a fantastic dramatization of the the birth of the first internet troll. The internet was a place of knowledge, sharing, and wonder until this douche showed up.

  7. fred Says:

    If the title was MagicWeb would we be getting a fishing net/mermaid/sharktopus?

  8. SI Says:

    “OH MY GOD!!!! Cthulhu was supposed to be in the bikini… let me check my code.”

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    That cover brings back memories from the 90s…
    Trying To Make Your Internet Connection Work — A Nightmare You’ll Never Forget

  10. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @THX 1138: behold, the evolution of language. I will from this point on refer exclusively to the “Web of Intruige.” My only question: is it pronounced “in-TROYG,” or “in-TROYJ?” The latter sounds a little more continental and sophisticated, I think, but the former packs a bit more punch.

  11. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AR: indeed. Before the mid-Aughts, I would block out a full day for any software update.

    @SI: lol! 🙂

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    See? Nora Ephron’s “You’ve Got Mail” could actually have been worse.

  13. B. Chiclitz Says:

    an intruiging thread . . . .

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    Also, dig that high tech phone answering machine combo! Mind you, I wouldn’t touch any of that equipment while he’s got his Tesla coil going.

  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @TagWizard: another ingruigonging web.

  16. Anna T. Says:

    So this computer programmer enters the amazing world of cyberspace to discover a woman dressed as Slave Leia attempting to pacify a rampaging walrus-beast.

    He then wonders if someone spiked his coffee with LSD.

  17. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Say, what’s keeping the table supported?

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  19. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Lillie: In-TROYG, I think. Continental and classy. Otherwise, I get In-Tru-EE-guh, which… no. Introyg it is. 007 in a tuxedo, racing across Europe on a train with a babe, caught up in introyg.

    So, belly dancer and Lovecraftian beast, are caught in an electric web, whilst lightning has just hit a man’s obsolete computer and he’s desperately poking keys and has his multi-line desk phone (no answering machine) handy to call customer service. Some award with a giant globe on top is apparently tentacle-groping his Hugo as well.

    Or, you know, what Anna T. and DSWBT said. Cuchi-cuchi.

  20. Francis Boyle Says:

    So basically about some guy who buys a magic modem that lets him connect to the internet 22 years in the future.

  21. Tracy Says:

    Has anyone but me noticed that the monster’s fangs look like campfire roasting forks?

  22. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @Tracy: Thrinacoselache and I are way behind you and way ahead of you, respectively. 🙂

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