Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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by Scott Cabana on Tue 7th Dec 2004 16:47 UTC

"They are also filled with technical errors. The information they choose to include on any given subject is often rarely of any use."

Jim this is painfully true as Ive seen errors in books as well. I guess thats what a field test is for or of course asking someone that has done it a hundred times. A book could be just as useless as a person who "thinks" the know too. Ive met my share of them, but the fact is I always try to listen to everyone and see if it pans out when I hit someother source that tells me otherwise. I buy books mostly from 0'Riley or Que books a more trusted source. The fact that im mostly talking about is basic computer operation. Its something that anyone can try and explore. A beginner should familarize themselves with the interferce and how it behaves and go from there. I get irrated when people buy things and tell me they have no time to learn how to use it. I tell people who buy a computer that dont wanna learn anything about it either to hire a desk clerk or use a typewriter. If you wont go forward than go back, cuz 1-10yrs from now there is gonna be computers everywhere you go. Cars, TVs,DVR, maybe our toaster or even in our clothes. Now is the time to become familar.