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The Geek Handbook: User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life Paperback – May 1, 2000
Jon Katz author of Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho Timely, funny...genuinely useful....I laughed out loud.
Eric S. Raymond author of The New Hacker's Dictionary This book may save your relationship. Better yet, it may help you get in touch with your own inner geek.
Jon Katz The Geek Handbook has a vey helpful, even touching, quality to it. Geeks are now running the systems that run the world, and this handbook will help you live with them, work with them, and sometimes even love them. As Halpin points out so skillfully, that isn't always easy.
About the Author
Mikki Halpin wrote the essay "A Girl's Guide to Geek Guys" for Bunnyhop, and it quickly became an Internet classic, earning Mikki a special place in geekdom. She was editor in chief of the online magazine Stim; co-founded the classic 'zine Ben Is Dead; and has written for many publications, including Wired, BookForum, Studio Mix, The Independent, and BUST. Currently she is a senior editor at Oxygen, a cross-media network for women. She lives in New York City.
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The book is well-written, with a light, almost chatty style that really ropes you in and makes you keep reading. It also has an excellent and consistent format, something us geeks love.
Buy it for your non-geek friends so they can better understand you, then buy one for yourself so you can see when they're using the techniques in the book to manage you.
Not only are there very few words, but the content is so bad, it hardly says anything, it reminds me of some people who are trying to explain something they dont understand, so the say 1,000 words which make no sense... and then spit on your face how knowledgable they are.
For example seccion "1.4.5 Your Geek Child" is 20 lines long (which include 3 sections... features, known bugs and tips... in 20 lines) i'm sure you need more than that to raise your geek child, the worst thing is that later on the book she say's "on how to educate your child go to secction 1.4.5"... like if it actually said something!
It tells you about computer geeks, but never talks about other types of modern geeks and there are a lot of types of them. If you want an aproach of a geek search for the "Geek Code" (not a book) and you can obtain a lot of information.
My last word goes for the little information in a lot of sections (like "Geeks Diet", "The inner geek" and "Your geek's cycles and routines").
I have seen more effort at independent (and free) writtings