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GirlGeek of the Week
December 2000

Peggy Li

Peggy Li

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.

When did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers and technology?

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 thing.

How 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?

I 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 email!

What is your favorite Website?

Jim 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.

What do you do when you are not working?

Design jewelry and read Harry Potter. I'm also a huge movie fan. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" rocks!

What's your motto?

Technology is a tool, not a way of life.

 
 
 


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