“Do you know about the kids behind the Iron Curtain who put together their own gaming consoles not to be cool, but because they could not afford them otherwise? Or that the Yugoslavian scientist Nikola Tesla, the biggest “geek” in history, got celebrated by having factories named after him? Would you like to know why video games were pirated freely, with zero concern for private property?”
I don’t know about you, but those questions got my attention immediately. Forget liking “geeky” stuff just so others think you’re cool. This is the real deal!
I am talking about an app called Geeks Behind the Iron Curtain, which tells the story of real life geeks from socialist countries. This story has never been told, and what better time to do so than now?
Many of us probably know about the Iron Curtain – we learned about it in school, after all! – but we never will know just how it was like growing up or living in those circumstances. These geeks behind the Iron Curtain made the most of their situations and thrived in spite of the stifling atmosphere. In the confines of their bedrooms, or wherever they had space to do their explorations, the geeks behind the Iron Curtain were able to rise above their situation and make an impact on the world.
If anything, this app will be a very interesting read. To get your hands on it, go to the App Store. It only costs $3.99. If you’re a Kindle user, you can also get a copy of Geeks Behind the Iron Curtain.