GirlGeek of the Week
Just as geeks were flocking to the BBS community,
Peggy Li discovered computing. With a little help from her computer-loving
younger brother, she logged on, played games, and toyed with hardware.
Peggy began her computer career when she moved to Los Angeles, and
the Web presented itself as the next new medium to help tell stories.
Websodics such as The Spot were hot and just beginning to give a
hint as to what the Web could become. As a writer, creating interesting
and entertaining content for the Web was new and exciting territory.
Peggy was easily hooked. She became well established on news and
entertainment productions and duly noted as a GirlGeek.
did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers
It was when I discovered I could connect with
other sci-fi fans over the Web and get my own opinions and stories
out there that made me sit up and pay attention to this Internet
do you earn a living?
I am currently a Web editor for EA.com, the
online gaming site being launched by Electronic Arts. On the side,
I run my own site peggyli.com,
where I sell original jewelry I've designed. "Content" on
the Web is going through an interesting time right now, it will
be fascinating to see what the response will be.
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
don't consider myself a geek I don't like to be categorized
(the Aquarian in me). I like to be in tune with what's changing
in the world. After all, changes in technology and entertainment
are only a reflection of its creators-people! With the way technology
is becoming inescapable in people's lives, I think the "geek"
label is becoming obsolete. Anyone who uses email these days wouldn't
consider themselves a geek (though the opposite were true only
a few years ago) geeks are now the people who don't use
is your favorite Website?
Romenesko's Media News. It's a gathering of interesting
news bits that's updated daily and comes from a variety of resources.
It's not high-tech, but it works.
do you do when you are not working?
jewelry and read Harry Potter. I'm also a huge movie fan. "Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon" rocks!
is a tool, not a way of life.