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November 26, 2006 4:55 PM

Girl Geeks: Tech women are out of the mainstream

In circus parlance, a "geek" is a sideshow performer who does disgusting things such as bite the heads off live chickens. More commonly these days, a geek is a socially awkward person who's enthusiastic, smart and skillful with computers. She's Such a Geek! is a collection of essays by gifted tech women who don't fit the narrow sugar-and-spice stereotype. Some prefer math to lipstick and light-sabers and dragon fighting to swooning over the latest teen idol. And some do both.

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