20 Things…

Have you ever wished that someone would just write a book about the internet? A book that would answer questions such as, “What is the Internet,” for instance?

If, hypothetically, such a book were to be released, who would write it? A well-informed corporatio, certainly; a power player in the Internet world, definitely; a company that everyone knew enough about to trust, for sure.

Who better than Google?

The Google Chrome Team has put together a book all about the internet. The simple, easy-to-read book that thousands of internet-users across the nation have been holding their breath to read has finally arrived. Not only that, but it features the illustrations of the award-winning German illustrator and children’s author, Christoph Niemann.

Still not convinced? Well, one more thing… it’s free.

20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web, describes itself as “a short guide for anyone who’s curious about the basics of browsers and the web.” It discusses topics as basic as ‘the internet in general’, all the way to things such as ‘protecting yourself from malware and HTML5.’

The combination of Neimann’s illustrations and the Google Chrome Team’s knowledge has led to a clever and informative booklet, full of information that everyone browsing the internet ought to know.

Unfortunately, like everything else, 20 Things has some problems. Although the pictures add to the fun of the book, it does have a total of 62 pages. It doesn’t seem like much, but to our attention deficit society, that might prove to be a drip too long. However, this is an e-book (of course) so if you leave and come back, it will ask you if you’d like to resume reading where you left off! That should help people get through the full content.

So take a moment and head over to http://www.20thingsilearned.com/ and look through the book! If you don’t have time to read it, at least take the time to enjoy Neimann’s colorful drawings.

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