Things move fast in technology. In 1998 Google was still in a garage, Microsoft ruled the world and the internet was made of wood. iPods, YouTube and Facebook were years away. Phones were rubbish, getting online cost a fortune and Gary Marshall tried to convince the readers of .net magazine that the Hitler Diaries had been written by a small dog.
Luckily for him, the dog didn't sue.
Gary Marshall has been writing about technology like a pixelated PJ O'Rourke since 1998. In this collection of tech journalism from titles including .net, PC Plus, Techradar.com and Official Windows Magazine Gary picks through the PR nonsense, inflated claims and the reality distortion fields of the tech industry to concentrate on the big issues - issues such as, "does Google's Eric Schmidt really own a coat made of human skin?", "just how evil does Facebook need to become before people stop using it?" and "why are we being chased around the internet by adverts for horrible shirts?"