Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom... show more
THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”), television (“Now we know—and knowing is half the battle”), literature (“All that is gold does not glitter”), games, science, the Internet, and more. Now these beloved pearls of modern-day culture have been painstakingly interpreted by a diverse team of hardcore nerds with their imaginations turned up to 11. Yes, this collection of mini-essays is by, for, and about geeks—but it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.
Publish date: August 2nd 2011
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Pop Culture
I have to talk a little about the design of this book! It’s freaking awesome! The cover is black with yellow accents, look a little closer and we get these shiny outlines of tetris blocks, Slimer from the Ghostbusters, Homer Simpson and many more cool geeky icons. Take off the dust jacket and yowz...
I only got 23 pages into the book + a full-book-skimming before giving up. I couldn't figure out who the intended audience was (it's not me, though) - was this written for people who are confused by geeks and nerds and want to know why they quote the things they quote? Was it written as a geek refle...
It's great to win a book that was already on my to-read list. I love this book. I think this book is only for geeks because it doesn't explain everything it mentions. I love the way it goes across fandoms. It has science fiction and fantasy, Star Wars and Star Trek, Steampunk and Science, something ...
I gor an Advance Readers Copy of this to review for Amazon Vine. The review is here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R8VE6V1XKBQ7/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm