Geeks How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho

ISBN-10: 0767906993
ISBN-13: 9780767906999
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Jon Katz
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 2/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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 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 on-line. 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.

Jonathan Katz initially worked as a reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and later as executive producer of the CBS Morning News. Jon Katz is now a media critic, a journalist, and the author of several books covering a vast repertoire of topics. Katz has written several novels as well as non-fiction works which cover topics ranging from geek culture to his relationship with dogs. His titles include The Story of Rose, Dancing Dogs, A Good Dog, and Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Geek Ascension
First Encounter
The Cave
The Geek Club
Leave Fast
The Trip
Thanksgiving
The More Things Change
Escape from Richton Park
The Dean
Into the Hellmouth
Don't Expect Miracles
The Letter
Finito
Epilogue

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