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Terrible Nerd by Kevin Savetz

[ AtariAge ] Terrible Nerd by Kevin Savetz
Kevin Savetz has published a new book, Terrible Nerd. It's a memoir about growing up nerdy in the '80s: being part of the first generation of kids with computers on our desks. Pirating games on floppy disk, calling BBSes, coding on the Atari 800, crashing the Internet for all of Europe, helping clueless newbies as AOL's Internet AnswerMan, and many more true stories.

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Rich in detail and personal memories, this is the story of a boy coming of age in the dawn of home computing. This tech memoir gives readers a front-row seat to a self-confessed geek's early experiences with computers. Accessible to non-techy readers and computer nerds alike, this treasure trove of memories shows how growing up as part of the first computer-native generation shaped friendships, hobbies, and, ultimately, a career.

Terrible Nerd brings to life late nights swapping software, hacking the school computer, causing trouble on college radio, a stint as AOL's Internet AnswerMan, and hosting a team of Microsoft suits in his small-town home office. Kevin brings his experiences to life, writing with insightful candor and historical accuracy.

Terrible Nerd celebrates an era in all its geeky glory. You'll enjoy following along as Kevin flunks out of P.E. class, gets busted for reading the Intellivision game catalog at church, and accidentally crashes the Internet for all of Europe – yet ultimately triumphs and even gets the girl.

Terrible Nerd is also the first book with an Atari 800 on the cover in a very long time and is available on Kindle and paperback. Kevin is the creator of AtariMagazines.com and AtariArchives.org (sites hosted by AtariAge). You can discuss Terrible Nerd with Kevin Savetz in our online forum.
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