Chapter 1: Getting Started1.1 The Conventions Used in This Handbook
The subtitle of this book is User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life.
The term "user" is an artifact from other manuals of this type. Of course you don't want to think about "using" your geek, and "owning" or "operating" your geek doesn't sound much better. Geeks, more than anyone else, are their own people. A geek cannot be purchased, leased, or rented, although time-sharing is an option. Geeks are not available on the stock market (their companies are). When The Geek Handbook
speaks of owners, it refers to anyone who has a...