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

by Jon Katz
| Item # P1651
Geeks : How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho P1651
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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 Chicagogeek 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.

Product Information

  • AR Level8.3
  • AR Quiz Number57189
  • AR Quiz Points10
  • AuthorJon Katz
  • Page Count256
  • ISBN100767906993
  • ISBN139780767906999
  • PublisherBroadway Books
  • Year Published2001
  • Grade Level7 - 8
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectEthical & social aspects of computing
    Computer science
  • Lexile Level1070
  • ImprintBroadway

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