How to Be a Geek Goddess: Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style

Book How to Be a Geek Goddess: Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style

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- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:338
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (December 4, 2008)
- Bestsellers rank: 4
- Category: New, Used & Rental Textbooks
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When it comes to technology (or anything, really), men and women rarely think alike. Men are obsessed with acronyms and the size of their hard drives. Women just want to get things done. And if they can get it done while shopping for a cute pair of shoes, even better.

How to Be a Geek Goddess shows you how to sort out technology decisions (and find those cute shoes online) without ever having to ask a man. Whether you're buying a computer, shopping for a cell phone, trapped in the electronics aisle, or simply lost on the Internet, author Christina Tynan-Wood explains it all with wit, intelligence, and a minimum of geeky acronyms.

You'll learn how to:

  • Buy the right computer for your needs, your decor, and your budget
  • Surf the Web with confidence, organize your life, and manage your finances
  • Master your email inbox, cell phone, and instant messaging
  • Keep yourself and your kids safe from spyware, viruses, and online scam artists
  • Reconnect with friends, grow your professional network, or find that special someone online

How to Be a Geek Goddess will show you how to join the Web conversation, start your own blog, and maybe even teach your friends a thing or two. Think of it as the tech-savvy girlfriend you wish you had on speed dial.

"Love the title and the premise." --The New York Times How to Be a Geek Goddess "proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Christina Tynan-Wood totally 'gets' where men and women divide in terms of technology."

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  • By daniel tynan on April 13, 2009 appreciate this book. you don't even have to be a woman. though it's aimed specifically at women of a certain age, HTBAGG offers tons of info even blustery pompous men could use -- like how and where to set up a home computer, ways to save money shopping online, and the like. all written in a breezy informative style that lets you dip in at any point and pull out helpful stuff. (and yes, I do happen the know the author personally -- but it's still a fine book.)

  • By Jenny M. Rapson on February 16, 2009

    This is a great book! It DOES tell you everything you need to know before purchasing techy stuff. I love the format, the "Dear Geek Goddess" letters make it a really entertaining read. Also, the chapters on protecting your kids when they are online are just priceless. Every mom should read that part! I would highly recommend this book!

  • By J. Traweek on June 11, 2009

    The book is upbeat, but it misses what I thought was the target audience: young women whose parents want to keep them from becoming or remaining technologically adverse. The text needs a rigorous editing and a format that delivers with end-of-chapter takeaways, more graphics, and less droning text. Neither my daughter nor my wife were interested enough to do more than smile at the title that doesn't deliver. Revamp it, cut it, gussy it up, and the author and publishing company might have something.

  • By Rams E. Hackle on April 9, 2010

    This is a howto for high-tech barbies how to appear sexy - it has nothing to do WHATSOEVER with profound technical information as the "geek" in the title might suggest. If buying or acquiring software is comparable to buying a pair of high heels for you this is surely the right thing for you!

  • By Guest on April 20, 2009

    Wouldn't buy based on the synopsis alone -- To suggest that a woman who doesn't read this might have to "ask a man" for computer help is one of the most sexist phrases I have encountered lately. What an insult for woman who really would prefer to be known as a "real geek" rather than a one who merely wants to learn new ways of finding the best bargain on shoes!

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