Geek Wisdom: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture
by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan, Zaki Hasan, and Stephen H. Segal
Publication Date: Aug 02, 2011
List Price: $14.95
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Imprint: Quirk Books
Publisher: Quirk Books
Parent Company: Quirk Books
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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’tsomething 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 knowand 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 geeksbut it’s just so surprisingly profound, the rest of us would have to be dorks not to read it. So say we all.
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