All of the writers at Geek.com have owned their own computer for at
least 15 years and most of the writers work or have worked at
technology companies as programmers, network managers, quality
assurance specialists, technical support staff, Web developers, or
We interview the founder and Chief Geek, Joel Evans, to find out
Position / title:
Chief Geek / Founder
Geek.com is the main site with JobGeek, GameGeek, PDAGeek, ChipGeek,
and others as the off shoots.
Your company / website vision statement / goal:
The online resource for technology professionals and enthusiasts.
Our goal is to be viewed each day by people passionate about
What you sell / services you offer (brief description of your
We provide an online resource for technology enthusiasts and
professionals. This includes daily technology news with industry
based opinions on each news item, reviews of the hottest products,
specific sections dedicated to PDAs, processors and games, buying
and building guides for PCs, a searchable technical glossary, and
more. All of our content is ORIGINAL and written and updated daily.
Have you always wanted to run your own business?
Yes. It has been a passion of mine since I was young. There's
nothing quite like seeing your own creation blossom into a
successful business that can afford your lifestyle.
What were some of your previous jobs / companies?
I had started a candy business, a music business, and a variety of
other things. I've also spent a good portion of my career working
for other companies as a technical support person, a database
management positions, and a variety of computer consulting endeavors.
I've been told for years by many successful entrepreneurs that the
best thing to do is to go to work for someone else and learn and
make mistakes on their payroll. Having come back and forth
into the labor force I can fully appreciate the advice.
Have you got any qualifications? Please tell us about yourself
I have a bachelors in broadcast television and communications and
have been tinkering with computers and technology since I was young.
How / when did the idea of your website / company come about?
Geek.com was born out of necessity. We founded it back in 1996 when
the Web was not what it is today.
It took far too long to find information on a specific company. I
took my passion for what I wanted to see on the web and joined
forces with a friend, Rob Hughes. We built a site that we wanted to
thankfully, others wanted to see it, too. We also wanted to look
professional so I enlisted the help of my brother, Sam Evans, as our
chief editor to make sure that our writing was top notch.
If you could give readers of this book one piece of advice what
would it be?
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