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How to Be a Geek Goddess: Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style

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Publisher Comments:

When it comes to technology (or anything, really), men and women rarely think alike. Men are obsessed with acronyms and the size of their hard drives. Women just want to get things done. And if they can get it done while shopping for a cute pair of shoes, even better.

How to Be a Geek Goddess shows you how to sort out technology decisions (and find those cute shoes online) without ever having to ask a man. Whether you're buying a computer, shopping for a cell phone, trapped in the electronics aisle, or simply lost on the Internet, author Christina Tynan-Wood explains it all with wit, intelligence, and a minimum of geeky acronyms.

You'll learn how to:

  • Buy the right computer for your needs, your decor, and your budget
  • Surf the Web with confidence, organize your life, and manage your finances
  • Master your email inbox, cell phone, and instant messaging
  • Keep yourself and your kids safe from spyware, viruses, and online scam artists
  • Reconnect with friends, grow your professional network, or find that special someone online

How to Be a Geek Goddess will show you how to join the Web conversation, start your own blog, and maybe even teach your friends a thing or two. Think of it as the tech-savvy girlfriend you wish you had on speed dial.

Book News Annotation:

Armed with this guide from technology and parenting writer Tynan-Wood, female readers will learn how to make technology decisions without ever having to ask a man. Rather than celebrating technology for its own sake, or convincing readers they need the latest gadget, the book focuses on using technology to do all the things that women love: communicate, capture memories, teach children, meet people, and, of course, shop. With a sense of humor and a minimum of geeky acronyms, Tynan-Wood gives advice on buying a computer, surfing the Web, mastering instant messaging, using social networks and dating sites, and protecting the kids and the computer from objectionable online content. B&w screenshots are included. The author is the only woman to have written regular columns for both PC World and PC Magazine. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Do you sigh in frustration when your computer shows a blank screen for no apparent reason? Are you tired of waiting for your husband to install that wireless network? Have you felt belittled by the sales guy at your local tech emporium? Well, you're not alone. In "How to Be a Geek Goddess," author Christina Tynan-Wood shares the expertise she gained while writing for magazines like "PC World" and "PC Magazine" but keeps the book light and conversational. Like advice from the geek girlfriends you always wished you had, the book explains topics in a way you'll understand: No patronizing guy bluster, unnecessary jargon, or information you aren't interested in, just the stuff you need to know to get the job done. You'll learn how to use your computer to get more done in less time, shop for gear, fit an ugly computer into a lovely living room, hang out in online communities, and keep yourself and your family safe online. Tynan-Wood covers basic and not-so-basic topics, like how to use VoIP to make inexpensive telephone calls over the Internet and set up a wireless network in your home.

About the Author

Christina Tynan-Wood has published hundreds of articles on technology, parenting, and education in her 15 years as a working writer. She has written for Family Circle, Parenting, This Old House, USA Weekend, Edutopia, Working Mother, Scholastic Administrator, Family PC, and Popular Science and has contributed regular columns for both PC World and PC Magazine.

Table of Contents

A NOTE FOR MENINTRODUCTIONChapter 1: GET A SMOOTH RIDE, NEW OR USEDChapter 2: HOUSEBREAKINGChapter 3: GETTING IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SOFTWARE SIDEChapter 4: HOOK IT UPChapter 5: WHERE THE STORES NEVER CLOSEChapter 6: HELLO, OPERATORChapter 7: THE WIRELESS HOMEChapter 8: KEEPING IT SAFEChapter 9: GEEK PARENTINGChapter 10: GROOVY GEAR AND GADGETSChapter 11: YOUR 200 CLOSEST FRIENDSChapter 12: THE SEXY GEEKCOLOPHON

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593271879
Author:
Tynan Wood, Christin
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Author:
Wood, Christina
Author:
Tynan-Wood, Christina
Subject:
Reference - Beginner Guides
Subject:
Computers and women.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Computers Reference-Beginning and Reference
Subject:
Gadgets;Girl;Internet;PC;Windows;Woman;Women;gadgets;internet;pc;windows;woman;women
Subject:
General Computers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
338
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 x 0.95 in 1.43 lb

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Do you sigh in frustration when your computer shows a blank screen for no apparent reason? Are you tired of waiting for your husband to install that wireless network? Have you felt belittled by the sales guy at your local tech emporium? Well, you're not alone. In "How to Be a Geek Goddess," author Christina Tynan-Wood shares the expertise she gained while writing for magazines like "PC World" and "PC Magazine" but keeps the book light and conversational. Like advice from the geek girlfriends you always wished you had, the book explains topics in a way you'll understand: No patronizing guy bluster, unnecessary jargon, or information you aren't interested in, just the stuff you need to know to get the job done. You'll learn how to use your computer to get more done in less time, shop for gear, fit an ugly computer into a lovely living room, hang out in online communities, and keep yourself and your family safe online. Tynan-Wood covers basic and not-so-basic topics, like how to use VoIP to make inexpensive telephone calls over the Internet and set up a wireless network in your home.
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