Book Reviews & Awards
The Valley of the Geeks web site and book have been recognized in the industry for it's unique satirical coverage of Silicon Valley. It just goes to show a little payola can go a long way.
"Valley of the Geeks features 'banner ads we'd like to see.' These are the ones you won't see, of course because they say about companies what many people think of them. These banners are cleverly designed to look real, and sport mock corporate slogans."
"How many fingers would it take to count the number of banner ads on Web sites to that have moved you to check out their wares? They are annoyances and can be downright misleading in some cases. Valley of the Geeks does a nice job of providing payback in the form of fake banner ads that are much more in tune with the reality of what they have to offer. A few of the entities taken to task on this humorous site are AOL, ebay and perhaps the most obnoxious banner ad of all times, the X10 camera. If you're ready for more skewering, click on the More Banner Ads We'd Like to See link for a continuation of your banner-bashing pleasure. Also on the site are articles simmering with satire, including What Not To Say to a Recruiter and Cellular Hell, in which the author slices and dices the business of cell phones into a neat pile of rubbish."
"Humour site Valley of the Geeks targeted Blodget in a satirical article. 'Maybe we missed a few calls,' Blodget is quoted as saying, 'but we felt that it was unlikely that any of the stocks would trade below zero, and on that front, we were completely vindicated.' "
"Most searchers have trained themselves to ignore banner ads. Here is a novel collection of hilarious parody ads that take the "truth in advertising" adage to a pleasant extreme. 'X-Cam: The World's Most Annoying Pop-up Ad' 'Free AOL 7.0 CD - Coming Soon to a Landfill Near you.' These are just a couple of the banner ads created by a silicon valley software executive with a sharp but spot-on sense of humor."
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"Valley of the Geeks is just hilarious. I spewed coffee reading the Linux banner ads."
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