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Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture

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We live in the era of the geek. Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book heroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, the geeks know something that other folks don’t—something we could all do well to learn from.

 

So here it is: Geek Wisdom. Painstakingly gathered and interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds who’ve spent years poring over the most beloved texts of the modern-day imagination. Beginning with some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Do, or do not—there is no ‘try’”), television (“The truth is out there”), comics (“With great power comes great responsibility”), science, the Internet, and more, Geek Wisdom offers illuminating insights into the eternal truths to be found therein. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it.

Synopsis:

THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

A Note on Spoilers

I. My Name Is Inigo Montoya

(wisdom about the self)

II. Form Feet and Legs

(wisdom about relationships)

III. We Are All Individuals

(wisdom about humankind)

IV. Knowing Is Half the Battle

(wisdom about conflict)

V. Billions and Billions

(wisdom about the universe)

VI. In the Year 2929

(wisdom about the future)

About the Author

Stephen H. Segal is the Hugo Award winning senior contributing editor to Weird Tales, the world’s oldest fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine, and an editor at Quirk Books. His geek portfolio includes work for Tor Books, Viz Media, and WQED Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon. A native of Atlantic City, he lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594745270
Author:
Segal, Stephen H.
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Author:
Jemisin, N. K.
Author:
Valentine, Genevieve
Author:
San Juan, Eric
Author:
Eric San Juan
Author:
Hasan, Zaki
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110802
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.3 x 5.33 x 0.84 in 0.82 lb

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"Synopsis" by , THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.

"Synopsis" by , TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

A Note on Spoilers

I. My Name Is Inigo Montoya

(wisdom about the self)

II. Form Feet and Legs

(wisdom about relationships)

III. We Are All Individuals

(wisdom about humankind)

IV. Knowing Is Half the Battle

(wisdom about conflict)

V. Billions and Billions

(wisdom about the universe)

VI. In the Year 2929

(wisdom about the future)

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