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BotGuide: the Internet's hottest tools that work the Web for you.
Wolff, Michael, 1953-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1999]

Physical Description:
xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Michael Wolff and Peter Rutten book, with Ben Greenman."
Format :


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Material Type
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TK5105.882 .R88 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Discover the Untapped Benefits Available on the Web

Forget about endless searching, haphazard surfing, and suffering through long load times. The old ways of the Web are over. Easy-to-use and comprehensive, BotGuide details the new tools thatare changing the Web and how to take advantage of them. For working professionals, students, parents, and anyone who shops, searches, or communicates online, BotGuide holds secrets that will save you time, money, and aggravation.

Is this just more technology hype? No. There are hundreds of software robots, called bots, that can do your chores and take care of your business-- from tedious surfing and searching while you're leading your life, to alerting you that your flight is delayed, your car may be towed, your stocks are up, and your mother's birthday is next week. BotGuide is the first book to review these bots and tell you where to find them and how to use them. It's as simple as telling a bat what you want it to do. Bots will ...

organize the sea of information in your many areas of interest--from gardening, to health issues, to late-breaking news; find the best deal on your dream car, new television, or favorite collectible; search for a job tailored to fit your career goals; inform you that there's a new CD, book, or movie that you'll like; notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the Internet; find you the right pet, bike, even college; advise you when it is a good time to sell or buy a stock; check sites that you frequent for updates and inform you of changes daily; read and respond to your email, keep your calendar, and much, much more.

BotGuide includes:

Hundreds of bots related by category Ratings for usefulness Bots for all user levels Great money-saving bots

Author Notes

Michael Wolff was born in Paterson, New Jersey on August 27, 1953. He attended Columbia University and graduated from Vassar College in 1975. He began his career by publishing his first magazine article in the New York Times Magazine in 1974 and then moved on to become a contributing writer to the New Times, a bi-weekly news magazine. His first book, a colllection of essays entitled White Kids, was published in 1979. Michael Wolff then launched his own company, Michael Wolff and Company in 1991. It specialized in book packaging with it's first project being the book - Where We Stand, which had a companion PBS series. In 1998 Wolff was hired by New York Magazine to write a weekly column. He stayed in this position for the next 6 years and authored over 300 columns. Wolff was nominated for the National Magazine Award three times and won twice. He also won a Mirror Award in 2010 in the category of best commentary. In January 2018 Michael Wolff published Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. It was an unflattering description of the behavior by President Donald Trump. It contained descriptions of chaotic interactions between White House senior staff. He other title's include: The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch, Burn Rate: Hoe I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet, and Autumn of the Moguls: My Misadventures with the Titans, Poseurs, and Money Guys Who Mastered and Messed Up Big Media.

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