The Internet is a Playground is essentially a printed version of David Thorne’s hilarious website, 27bslash6. A printed version of a website feels somewhat archaic, like those old Internet Phonebooks they used to sell in the 90’s. That having been said, as Thorne’s site is essentially a collection of short essays, it lends itself to print format well. Additionally the book can be used to kill spiders and costs less than a smartphone should you accidentally drop it in the toliet.
As with the website, some of the essays are funnier than others. For some reason this is a little more irksome in book format but, at the end of the day, it’s good to support your favorite internet funny people.