Terrible Nerd is a fun biography from Kevin Savetz on growing up with computers in the 80’s, pioneering on the Internet in the 90’s, and then up to his current day adventures.
So many of Kevin’s experiences were mine back in the day with the Atari obsession and typing pages of BASIC code from magazines.
But while my story stops with having an Atari 400 in the house in the mid-80’s, Kevin shares his path of nerdy fun the whole time through.
Even if you weren’t around or didn’t get into games and computers back then, it’s a fun peek into Kevin’s coming of age and hearing all of the experiences in his voice that resulted in friendships, hobbies, and a career.
I have known Kevin for years and didn’t realize he was AOL’s Internet AnswerMan – I learned HTML from tutorials on AOL and probably asked him a question or two back then.
And I was absolutely fascinated that he once managed to accidentally crash the Internet for all of Europe.
You can get Terrible Nerd as a paperback or on Kindle.