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Geeks : How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho
by Jon Katz


Overview - Now in paperback comes the eye-opening, endearing, true tale hailed by the "Chicago Sun-Times" as "a sweet story about two teens who escape dead-end lives in Caldwell, Idaho . . . and why society badly needs to reconnect with its geeks".

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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Now in paperback comes the eye-opening, endearing, true tale hailed by the "Chicago Sun-Times" as "a sweet story about two teens who escape dead-end lives in Caldwell, Idaho . . . and why society badly needs to reconnect with its geeks".

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780767906999
  • ISBN-10: 0767906993
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: February 2001
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.08 x 5.18 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds


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