Engineering: Where 'Being Geek' is Super Cool

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Coming from a profession where jobs are shrinking -- newspapers -- I was amazed to learn that job recruiters are still cold-calling engineers to offer them jobs, as Michael Lopp writes in his new book, 'Being Geek.'

Lopp, who worked at Apple Computer as director of engineering for eight years before quitting in May, told me in a telephone interview that during his time at Apple he was called about once a week by a recruiter. His book, which has the subtitle 'The Software Developer's Career Handbook,' is meant to help engineers and other "geeks," as he calls them, deal with those recruiters, develop their career and find the next, best job that will have a better purpose than their last job.