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The Geek Handbook: User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life

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Publisher Comments:

From Bill Gates to Dilbert to the computer whiz next door, geeks are here to stay. But how man' of us really know what geeks are all about? The Preppy Handbook for the year 2000, The Geek Handbook is a wise and hilarious guide to analyzing and understanding all things geek, including:
-- The Inner Geek — Why watching Star Trek 'RM' will help you relate to your geek
-- The Geek Diet — Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups
-- How Your Geek Relates to Others — Geek organizations and gathering spots
-- Getting Your Geek to Exercise — Klingon 'TM' martial arts as workout strategy

Filled with helpful charts and diagrams, a look at geeks throughout history, fixes to common geek bugs, and much more, The Geek Handbook is the essential guide that will help both geeks and geek lovers survive — and thrive — in the new millennium.

Synopsis:

He has reached every level of Myst. Her room is littered with soda cans. He idolizes Data from Star Trek®. But all your favorite geek really wants is to be understood....

Whether you're friends with a geek, work with one, love one, or hate one, The Geek Handbook provides handy instructions for analyzing and understanding all things geek, including:

How Your Geek Relates to Others

Geek organizations and gathering spots

Getting Your Geek to Exercise

Klingon™ martial arts as workout strategy

The Geek Diet

Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups; how to help your geek thrive

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.

Table of Contents

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<Font size="+1"><B>Contents</B></Font>

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Chapter One: Getting Started

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<B>1.1 The Conventions Used in This Handbook</B><BR>

<I>Why "your" geek isn't really yours</I>

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<B>1.2 How to Use This Handbook</B><BR>

<I>Reference, maintenance, troubleshooting</I>

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<B>1.3 Do I Have a Geek?</B><BR>

A helpful diagnostic

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<B>1.4 You and Your Geek</B><BR>

<I>The various models and configurations. Features and tips</I>

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<B>Chapter Two: Basics </B>

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<B>2.1 The Inner Geek</B><BR>

<I>Understanding your geek's emotional landscape</I>

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<B>2.2 Communicating with Your Geek</B><BR>

<I>The interpersonal infobahn</I>

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<B>2.3 Geek-to-Geek Relations</B><BR>

<I>How geeks behave in groups. The role of role-playing</I>

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<B>2.4 Upgrading Your Geek</B><BR>

<I>Encouraging your geek to perform more complicated tasks</I>

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<B>Chapter Three: Maintenance</B>

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<B>3.1 The Importance of Preventive Care</B><BR>

<I>"Make the most of the container you've got"</I>

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<B>3.2 Your Geek's Diet</B><BR>

<I>Assessing your geek's dietary needs. Altering your geek's nutritional program</I>

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<B>3.3 Your Geek's Cycles and Routines</B><BR>

<I>Running on machine time, not biological</I>

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<B>3.4 Your Geek's Moving Parts</B><BR>

<I>"A fit body is more efficient, honey"</I>

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<B>3.5 Common Geek Bugs and Suggestions for Fixes</B><BR>

<I>Nip those nasty start-ups in the bud</I>

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<B>Chapter Four: Living in a Geek World</B>

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<B>4.1 Planning for the Future</B><BR>

<I>Your geek's legacy</I>

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<B>4.2 Your Geek's Lifespan</B><BR>

<I>Life extension and risk management</I>

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<B>4.3 Your Geek's Role in the New Economy</B><BR>

<I>Life in a technocracy</I>

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<B>4.4 Geek Values Go Global</B><BR>

<I>How geek culture can change the world</I>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743417761
Subtitle:
User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Author:
Halpin, Mikki
Author:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Geeks (Computer enthusiasts)
Subject:
Literary Criticism-American - General
Subject:
Humor-Form - Parodies
Subject:
Humor : Form - Parodies
Subject:
Literary Criticism : American - General
Subject:
General Humor
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20000501
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
209.55 x 134.937 x 10.16 mm 120.202 gr

Related Subjects

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Parodies
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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , He has reached every level of Myst. Her room is littered with soda cans. He idolizes Data from Star Trek®. But all your favorite geek really wants is to be understood....

Whether you're friends with a geek, work with one, love one, or hate one, The Geek Handbook provides handy instructions for analyzing and understanding all things geek, including:

How Your Geek Relates to Others

Geek organizations and gathering spots

Getting Your Geek to Exercise

Klingon™ martial arts as workout strategy

The Geek Diet

Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups; how to help your geek thrive

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