Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho (Paperback)
Jesse 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...
Jon Katz is the author of Running to the Mountain and Virtuous Reality, as well as six novels. He has written forWired, New York, GQ, Hotwired, and the New York Times and was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for articles inRolling Stone. He writes for Slashdot.org and the Freedom Forum's website "Free!" on the Web. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife, Paula Span. He can be e-mailed email@example.com.
From the Hardcover edition.
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 Chicagogeek style. Told with Katzs 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.
|Genre||SOCIAL SCIENCE / General|
|Publisher Date||2001-02-01 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.95 lb|
|Subtitle||How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho|
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