aNewDomain — Giving America a bad name is all too easy. Check out the Hand Jive infographic below. It goes a long way toward helping you not to be an ugly American geek. Avoid the stereotype of the ugly American — or tech traveler — just by learning what local customs are.
I love this infographic that shows how an innocuous hand sign — like the peace sign I always flash — is basically the equivalent of a flip off in the UK.
And there are lots of Brits around tech shows, so that’s a key one to know. Here’s how not to be an ugly American geek — or a geek that’s just plain wrong. Great infographic. Check it out.
Gina Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s memoir, ” iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It”. (W.W. Norton, 2005/2007/2012). With John C. Dvorak and Jerry Pournelle, she is editorial director at aNewDomain.net. Email her at gina@aNewDomain.net, check out her Google + stream here or follow her @ginasmith888.