The Best of The Joy of Tech Paperback – Dec 1 2003
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"Just about anybody who uses a Mac will enjoy this book." - David Fanning, Macworld, February 2004 "This is geek culture at its finest - some of which will even be accessible for non-geeks - and we can't get enough of it! Three cheers for Nitrozac and Snaggy!" - Paul Hudson, Linux Format, April [Linux Format Top Stuff Award]
About the Author
Nitrozac (aka Liza Schmalcel) and Snaggy (aka Bruce Evans) are the creators of GeekCulture.com, a high-tech humor website, thriving online community, and purveyor of fine propeller beanies. It's also the home of their hit comic, The Joy of Tech. Their work has been published in many newspapers, magazines, and online sites, including Rolling Stone, MacWorld UK, MacAddict, Wired, user group newsletters, and by countless independent inkjet printers in cubicles across the Internet.
Top Customer Reviews
Of course it's easy to enjoy a cartoon book by a pair of cartoonists that share your prejudices. It is obvious from the cartoons that Nitrozac and Snaggy are Macintosh loving, Linux leaning, Microsoft loathing geeks. Hmmm, sounds like me.
Not that Nitrozac and Snaggy are totally one-eyed. They still have a dig at Apple and Macintosh owners along the way. Unlike quite a lot of cartoons about tech these two also see the more human side, just as likely to make a joke about your cat's relationship to you and the computer as poke fun at LARTing end-users or pointy-headed bosses. Their cartoons are more about living with technology than working with it.
The book reproduces a couple of hundred of 'The Joy of Tech' cartoons from their website, in improved color and resolution. The website features a new cartoon every couple of days. There are also a small number that are original for the book and some funny marginalia in a couple of spots. It also has the matching JoyPoll and a short comment about the cartoon in a 'JoyWorld' section at the back of the book.
I find a fairly large number of the cartoons repeatedly funny and most of the rest worth a chuckle. These two have a good eye for the whimsical, ironic and downright funny side to a wired in, geek life. They even manage to get in a sly reference to geek site Slashdot with a fake O'Reilly book, "Trolling In a Nutshell" with a troll wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with "FIRST POST" on the cover and an Introduction by 'Anonymous Coward'.
Oh, that reminds me.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Nitrozac and Snaggy have been delighting me on the web for awhile now. So I couldn't wait to get the book. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by E. Fraser
As a daily visitor of GeekCulture, the site that the Joy of Tech comic is on, it is great to have some of their best comics on my coffee table to read whenever I want. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by J. Nichols