Gigglebit: A geek’s guide to surviving Christmas (video)

24 Dec 2014

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So it’s Christmas Eve and you may be looking forward to tomorrow. If you are into your gadgets, Santa may have brought you a new smartphone, tablet computer, console, game, App Store card with credit, or some piece of USB brick-a-brack found in a pound shop.

Geeks either love or hate Christmas. On the one hand, it’s a quiet time to spend time on the web or gaming, on the other, all that darn socialising, eggnog and mistletoe.

Today’s video, A Geek’s Guide to Surviving Christmas, comes from 2008, and while it is a bit of an oldie – complete with a cameo by Paperclip Man – it has some good advice, such as don’t buy your girlfriend gadgets or games you want yourself!

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years