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10 Nerdy Gifts For Networking Pros

Does your favorite IT guy or gal have just about every Dr. Who, Star Wars or Star Trek collectible known to man? Are you looking for something a little different for that geeky loved-one or fellow cube-dweller? Have no fear, Network Computing has come to the rescue with this year's ultimate IT gift guide. We've got a range of gifts appropriate for stocking stuffers, gift exchanges, employee appreciation gifts and just plain old fun gifts for roommates or family members.
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There's no better way to be the hit of a shareholders' meeting than by bringing the whole Internet in a box, complete with flashing red light. The plastic box is a replica prop from geek-favorite TV show, "The IT Crowd," and an excellent reminder that business-types just don't always "get" IT. It's the perfect gift for someone who just might be goaded into pranking someone who could actually believe it holds the Internet in its sleek confines. Until recently, you could find a pre-made The Internet box on Etsy, but it appears to no longer be available. However, the industrious gift giver can follow these instructions to create a DIY version.


Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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