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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Jess - Field for Wild Horses

    Here is acres of white fenced in property, thick tall grass grows here with the occasional pond. Here, wild herds of horses roam. Though really, they aren't considered "wild" anymore since they are enclosed. But they do sleep out here and get their own food, not brushed or treated lie the horses that sleep in the stalls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2007

    Great Book!

    A fun filled book good for all ages. A very easy read and leaves you wanting more and more!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2002

    Good but not great

    this book was a book that i picked up just to see if it was any good i never expected to like it but it gave me another veiw of the world complety different then mine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2000

    THE GEEKS LIVE

    For those of us who have no understanding of those who eat, live and breathe on the internet, Geeks is the open door in describing a new generation obsessed and impacted by this wonderful technology. Jon Katz chronicles the story of two young men in 'nowheresville' whose lives are dominated by a modem, keyboard and monitor. On encountering these young men our author brings to them other alternatives that their compuuter skills can offer beyond their small town. They take up the challenge and we view them as they make their journey from a limited environment to a place which offers them untold possibilities. Whether or not to take advantage of these possibilities or remain in their cyber world is the challenge that the boys face. The question is can they meet the challenge? I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Geeks. It was a heart warming, informative story of a world and group that is unfamiliar to most people. It moved beyond the stereotype of Geeks being little more than computer obsessed young people. Geeks are given a human face of young people facing the pains of growing up. Rejection and the pain that it causes these young people are areas in which we find invisible. Considered as outcasts by their peers and potential lunatics by adults, Geeks are quick to withdraw into their cyberworld. Katz deals with this issue and many others that portray Geeks in a negative light. This is a must read book for understanding those who are being nurtured in this new technology.

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