A Field Guide to the Yettie: America's Young, Entreprenurial Technocrats by Sam Sifton, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Field Guide to the Yettie: America's Young, Entreprenurial Technocrats

A Field Guide to the Yettie: America's Young, Entreprenurial Technocrats

by Sam Sifton
     
 
The yettie is "young" and "entrepreneurial." His business is technology. He has an extremely difficult time explaining to his parents exactly what it is he does for a living. This book takes a humourous and biting look at all aspects of yettie culture, from clothes to transport, to drinks and dinner to e-mail to accessories to political beliefs to choices of reading

Overview

The yettie is "young" and "entrepreneurial." His business is technology. He has an extremely difficult time explaining to his parents exactly what it is he does for a living. This book takes a humourous and biting look at all aspects of yettie culture, from clothes to transport, to drinks and dinner to e-mail to accessories to political beliefs to choices of reading material. The guide further classifies yettie behaviour and style based on job title and description and educational background and, perhaps most important, number of stock options. The yettie, after all, is rich on paper.

Editorial Reviews

New York Observer
...hilarious...contains, among other things, the ultimate acronym directory. This could be very useful to you as you hunt down your prey.
Salon
laugh-out-loud funny...nastily delicious.
Talk Magazine
A Field Guide to the Yettie provides a detailed, mischievous, and much-needed key to this mysterious new universe of dot-com geeks.
Detroit Free Press
Would be a one-joke book about the new tech elite, except it's so dead-on.
Seattle Weekly
Extremely funny.
San Francisco Chronicle
An astute, witty and well-reported book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786886098
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Publication date:
11/15/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.44(d)

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Ken Auletta
Someday when paleontologists sift through our bones to fathom the Internet Age, they will need Sam Sifton's astute and hilarious Field Guide. They will think we were mad. And they will laugh.
— (Ken Auletta, author of The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway and media columnist for The New Yorker)

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