Are you a little afraid of shopping for anything electronic? Does Geek-speak give you hives? Do you cringe when the guys start comparing the size of their…. (uh, cellphones, big screen tvs, etc – what did you think I was talking about?).
Then How to be a Geek Goddess is the book for you!
It’s a manifesto for us chicks to take our rightful place in the pantheon of all things cyber. The dudes have no real business there anyway. They shop for “good enough”. We girls are the ones who get it “perfect” and don’t rest till we’ve done the research, turned over every stone etc. Fact of the matter is, we’re the one’s most likely to figure out the mystery of Facebook privacy settings and use them to block our Mother-in-Laws from seeing our updates. The guys just like to talk about the possibilities of it all.
Doing the research and learning the ropes can be tough when you head out to try or buy technology items. Despite the date (21st century, last time I checked) you probably will find yourself in a Man’s world. Bogged down with meaningless numbers and dismissive salespeople. It’s enough to make you want to run home and play with your dollies. Well, not really. That’s just how I think some Circuit City etc salespeople are trained to make you feel. Note: I said Circuit City specifically only because they are already going out of business and are thus an easy slam, but honestly where there are electronics for sale, there is also some swiney guy who thinks all females are idiots. It is practically a given!
Even after you’ve got your pc/mac/laptop etc of choice up and running, where (besides Mommies With Style) do you want to go? Do you feel competent at sharing photos and video online? Are you aware of all the fabulous sites and services that exist out there to make you life more convenient, expedient and affordable? Does Skype scare you? Ask yourself… are you getting the most from your computer? Or does it make you feel a little inadequate at times?
It’s a world of widgets, plug ins, social networking , uploads, downloads, bandwidth, blah blah blah. English please. I want to chat with my friends in Europe on the cheap and post annoying videos of my kids. Not get a lecture in technology here!
Christina Tynan Wood is not taking any of the guy’s crap and doesn’t think you should either. She’s been writing about technology for years, for major outlets, and she knows how to separate the acronyms from the actually useful info. With practical girl-brain centric advice on a range of topics from computer buying to online dating to uh.. other online stuff, she’s your best geek gal pal. Don’t ever apologize again for being clueless. Because you don’t have to be. You too have the power to be a Geek Goddess. You really do!
In addition to being informative and empowering How to Be a Geek Goddess is also an extremely entertaining read! I laughed the whole way through. Get your copy of How to Be a Geek Goddess from O’Reilly Press


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