Talking to the Pointy-Haired

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-05-21 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spend an afternoon sifting through Readme and documentation files to figure out why that bleeding-edge Linux package refuses to compile

Spend an afternoon sifting through Readme and documentation files to figure out why that bleeding-edge Linux package refuses to compile, and youll come up with this conclusion: Peoples talents tend to be parceled out unequally, which is why we sometimes end up with very bright developers who never seem to express themselves in English as well as in assembly code.

In his 191-page book, "Even a Geek Can Speak," Joey Asher attempts to lend a hand by laying out what are meant to be geek-friendly formulas for communicating with tech-world civilians.

Although the $15 books general-purpose presentation and public-speaking tips are valuable, Id expected the tome to be more tech-focused. Asher applies the geek designation fairly liberally, including placing all law school students under the geek umbrella.

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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