The Complete Geek

The Complete Geek : An Operating Manual

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Geeks rule the world--with a straight edge, of course--and they have become the sex symbols of the 90s. The Complete Geek (An Operating Manual) is for the millions of Americans eager to jump on the hot, new, fast track, because if you want a piece of the action, then you gotta learn the language. Zeke the Geek--brought to life by renowned cartoonist Bruce Tinsley--browses through the basics of geek culture, which covers everything and anything to do with computers and life in the information age, including: GeekSpeak--the geek's own colorful lingo GeekChic and GeekGirlChic--How to dress for geek success, with never before shared tips on the forever classic pocket protector Understanding the Geek Code after dark, in a section called, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned Late Last Night" Netiquette--What every newbie needs to know before a maiden voyage online (You wouldn't want to flame someone you just met, would you?) The first ever GQ exam to explore your Geek Quotient The seven habits of highly successful geeks The history of Geeks--how they have evolved throughout the ages "I'm Awkward, You're Awkward--and That's Okay"--the secrets of geek dating rituals For anyone who wants to win friends and influence geeks, The Complete Geek (An Operating Manual) is cRAMmed with the solid information that will unlock the gates to their universe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 139.2 x 223.5 x 14.5mm | 293.61g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0553061739
  • 9780553061734

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From Bill Gates to Dilbert, Geeks rule the world (with a straight edge, of course) and have rewritten the laws of life, love, and power (they've already figured out the physics thing). In The Complete Geek, Special Agent Zeke Geek lays bare all of the rules and secrets of America's new power class: the GQ Exam: ten basic questions to help determine and develop your inherent geekiness; top secret excerpts from the Electronic Journal of Someone named Bill G.; learn GeekSpeak - the Geek's own colorful lingo; GeekChic and GeekGirlChic - how to dress for Geek success; the Geek Hall of Fame, with honorable mentions awarded to Al Gore, Agent Scully, David Letterman; discover the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Computer Geeks; and the Rules: Women Who Love Geeks Too Much - the dos and don'ts for meeting Mr. Geek.show more

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Geeks rule the world--with a straight edge, of course--and they have become the sex symbols of the 90s. The Complete Geek (An Operating Manual) is for the millions of Americans eager to jump on the hot, new, fast track, because if you want a piece of the action, then you gotta learn the language. Zeke the Geek--brought to life by renowned cartoonist Bruce Tinsley--browses through the basics of geek culture, which covers everything and anything to do with computers and life in the information age, including: GeekSpeak--the geek's own colorful lingoGeekChic and GeekGirlChic--How to dress for geek success, with never before shared tips on the forever classic pocket protectorUnderstanding the Geek Code after dark, in a section called, "Everything I Need to Know I Learned Late Last Night"Netiquette--What every newbie needs to know before a maiden voyage online (You wouldn't want to flame someone you just met, would you?)The first ever GQ exam to explore your Geek QuotientThe seven habits of highly successful geeksThe history of Geeks--how they have evolved throughout the ages"I'm Awkward, You're Awkward--and That's Okay"--the secrets of geek dating rituals For anyone who wants to win friends and influence geeks, The Complete Geek (An Operating Manual) is cRAMmed with the solid information that will unlock the gates to their universe.show more

About John Deep

Alpha geek John Deep is the creator of the-geek.com, a website for lovers of all things geeky. He is also the author of Designing Interactive Documents and Developing CGI Applications; and the developer of the Cyber Classroom, an award-winning software program. Deep graduated from Harvard.show more

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