Through her work on television, Carol Vorderman has become the friendly face of science and technology. She has helped these programmes reach large audiences through her relaxed manner, and has allowed viewers greater access to these subjects. Alongside programmes such as Countdown, Points of View, Tomorrow's World, Dream House and Mysteries with Carol Vorderman, Carol also headed the BBC campaign for increased computer literacy Computers Don't Bite. This resulted in over 100,000 requests for further information and became one of the BBC's most successful schemes ever. With an IQ of 154, Carol Vorderman is much more than Countdown's Numbers girl. In addition to presenting and appearing on shows such as Noel's House party, Mrs Merton and Shooting Stars, Carol is an occasional columnist in the Daily Telegraph and has a weekly column in the Daily Mirror. Building on the success of Computers Don't Bite and the previous edition, Carol Vorderman's guide to the Internet, 2000 edition provides a quick and easy guide to the Internet. Aimed at anyone with a PC, it shows how the World Wide Web works, and how to take full advantage of it.It allows the reader to exploit the wealth of information, education and services currently existing on the Internet whilst also discussing any hot tips and new technologies.
Alongside the book, the free CD-ROM contains many additional tools needed to use the Internet. Included is free access to Virgin's Internet service provider, Virgin Net, as well as Cybersitter, used by parents to filter undesirable images they do not want their children to see. Also included is IE5 and web links to all the sites discussed in the book.show more