A fun, easy-to-read book in the style of best-selling Girlfriends guides. Written by a tech journalist to introduce women to technology. Author writes for major magazines like Family Circle and PC World; her byline will now mention this book Targets underserved female consumers of technology Numerous fun projects, activities, and anecdotes keep the book light Author writes a blog with a growing audience: geekgirlfriends.com
Practical how-to guides on computers and technology are ubiquitous but many women find them off-putting. Theyre ugly, geeky, and written for men. While there are plenty of brilliant female geeks, computers and technology are very male fields and women are often left out. How to Be a Geek Goddess tackles technology from a womans perspective and is designed as a way in for the women who feel marginalized by this very male world. Written in the style of the popular Girlfriends Guides, How to Be a Geek Goddess targets women (ages 30+), with coverage of decidedly female-leaning topics like how to get more done in less time; fitting an ugly computer into a lovely living room; shopping for gear (whether a new computer or the latest television); parenting, health and fitness; online communities; and safety. Author Christina Wood writes in a conversational, girls-night-out style, keeping the book honest, and preventing it from morphing into a fake tech book for women.
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Christina Wood has published hundreds of articles on technology, parenting, and education in her 15 years as a working writer. She has written for Family Circle, Parenting, This Old House, USA Weekend, Edutopia, Working Mother, Scholastic Administrator, Family PC, and Popular Science and has contributed regular columns for both PC World and PC Magazine.
A Note for Men, by Dan Tynan Introduction Chapter 1: Get a Smooth Ride, New or Used Chapter 2: Housebreaking Chapter 3: Getting In Touch With Your Software Side Chapter 4: Hook It Up Chapter 5: Shopping! Chapter 6: Hello, Operator Chapter 7: The Wireless Home Chapter 8: Keeping It Safe Chapter 9: Geek Parenting Chapter 10: Groovy Gear and Gadgets Chapter 11: Social Networking Chapter 12: The Sexy Geek Index