The Resource Geeks

Geeks

Label
Geeks
Title
Geeks
Creator
Subject
Summary
“A story of triumph, friendship, love, and above all, about being human and reaching for dreams in a hard-wired world.”—Seattle Times “Too often, writing about the online world lacks emotional punch, but Katz’s obvious love for his ‘lost boys’ gives his narrative a rich taste.”—The New York Times Book ReviewJesse and Eric were geeks: suspicious of authority figures, proud of their status as outsiders, fervent in their belief in the positive power of technology. High school had been an unbearable experience and their small-town Idaho families had been torn apart by hard times. On the fringe of society, they had almost no social lives and little to look forward to. They spent every spare cent on their computers and every spare moment online. Nobody ever spoke of them, much less for them.But then they met Jon Katz, a roving journalist who suggested that, in the age of geek impresario Bill Gates, Jesse and Eric had marketable skills that could get them out of Idaho and pave the way to a better life. So they bravely set out to conquer Chicago—geek style. Told with Katz’s trademark charm and sparkle, Geeks is a humorous, moving tale of triumph over adversity and self-acceptance that delivers two irresistible heroes for the digital age and reveals the very human face of technology. Praise for Geeks“Ultimately, Geeks is not a story about the Internet or computers or techies. It is a story about personal bonds, optimism, access to opportunity, and the courage to dream.”—Salon“An uplifting and hugely compassionate book.”—Philadelphia Inquirer “A story of friendship, optimism, social despair, and an updated version of that American icon, the tinkerer.”—USA Today
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katz Jon
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer Technology
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
  • History
Label
Geeks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6c1d4d3e-6607-4d8c-9141-9742931cd9b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780375505188
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Geeks
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6c1d4d3e-6607-4d8c-9141-9742931cd9b2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780375505188
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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