Gift ideas for the nerd who has everything

by Sam Lightstone

in Careers, Programming

Sam Lightstone

Sam Lightstone

Distinguished Engineer at IBM
BIO: Sam Lightstone is Distinguished Engineer for relational Cloud Data repositories as well as co-founder of IBM's technology incubation initiative.He is author or several books, papers, and patents on computer science, careers, and data engineering.
Sam Lightstone

There’s one or more in every family, and every circle of friends. The awkward, idiosyncratic and a little outré type who is more than a little too attached to his or her computer. As the holiday season rolls ’round, what ca you possible get for them? Don’t bother with wine, fine poetry or a gift of fashionable clothing. Whether or not they need these things, they certainly won’t appreciate them. Here are some ideas worth considering.

1. Everyone loves a super zoom digital camera. The latest wave now boasts up to 50x zoom.

2. The ultimate career book for software professionals

3. The ultimate geek toy: lego mindstorm robotics kit. Complete with programmable infrared distance sensor, light sensor, and motors.

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