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Geek gifts for Christmas 2

Still more prezzies!

Cash'n'Carrion Due to the overwhelming success of our last Christmas Gifts ideas promotion (well, we sat there for 5 minutes and thought “what would we like to receive instead of the everlasting socks?”), we thought we’d treat you with another helping of slapstick fun, computing history and items of interest, still with up to 40 per cent off!

You cleared us out of the last set of titles (almost!) so let’s see what you can do with these. Yet again, we have titles that should appeal to the geek in all of us, so have a butcher’s at the books below and get your order in today.

  • BYTE-ing Satire: A Light-Hearted Poke in Technology's Eye

    Skewering a vast array of technology topics that apply to IT professionals and laypeople alike, this compilation of MC Press' popular MC TNT Tips 'n Tirades online column follows the author as he searches for the answer to that eternal question: Is technology more hindrance than help?

  • In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters, Second Edition

    It's a funny and well-written business book that takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last twenty years. Through the dark glass of hindsight, it provides an educational and entertaining look at why these philosophies didn't work for many of the world's largest and best-known high-tech companies.

  • The Bumper Book of Government Waste

    Welcome to the world of waste. You are about to enter a twilight zone of crazy spending, political correctness, utter incompetence, and fantastic jollies all funded by the British tax payer - and by tax payer, we mean you.

  • Digital Retro

    This book tells the story behind 40 classic home computers of an infamous decade, from the dreams and inspiration, through passionate inventors and corporate power struggles, to their final inevitable extinction, and subsequent worship by the nostalgic collectors market. Digital Retro is an essential read for anyone who owned a home computer in the Eighties.

  • The Encyclopedia of Game Machines: Consoles, Handhelds & Home Computers 1972-2005

    More than 450 dream machines, from million-dollar sellers to exotic variants, are celebrated in this exhaustive reference to video gaming systems.

  • iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: Getting to the Core of Apple's Inventor

    After 25 years of avoiding the public eye, Steve Wozniak breaks his silence and tells the full story of the Apple computer, from its conception to his views on the iconic cult status it enjoys today.

  • Go Digital: Keep the Past Alive!

    Discover how to breathe new life into material you thought was frozen in time forever. Clean up the sounds of scratches and hiss from old albums. Re-edit home movies into tighter, more professional looking productions. Organize your past financial data into a database so you can find that all important tax record quickly instead of searching through boxes.

  • iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

    iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Jeffrey Young and William Simon provide new perspectives on the legendary creation of Apple, detail Jobs’s meteoric rise, and the devastating plunge that left him not only out of Apple, but out of the computer-making business entirely.

  • The Downloader's Handbook: Your Complete Guide to Using Broadband for Downloading, & Ripping Music & Film

    The mass arrival of broadband has caused a revolution on the internet. The major activity online is now the downloading of music and video files. Music download services offer millions of songs for immediate download to users and where music has led, film is about to follow.

  • Greetings in Jesus Name!: The Scambaiter Letters

    Letters asking us for money for orphans, for victims of hurricanes, letters telling us we've won the Spanish lottery, letters telling us we have been contacted because we are known to be of good integrity and could be trusted to bank 30 million in our saving's account, for a generous fee of 10 per cent of the sum. To most of us the letters are an irritant. To Michael Berry they are a call to arms. ®

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