'Safe' Valentine's Day Cards for Geek Guys

Geek guys have a hard time finding a Valentine's Day message for that someone special when it's premature to give a card that uses the "L" word - "love." Coming to the rescue are new cards featuring Serge deFault™, a geekish cartoon character whose messages blend technology themes with just enough sentimentality to make the girl next door take notice.

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Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2008

Geek guys have a hard time finding a Valentine's Day message for that someone special when it's premature to give a card that uses the "L" word - "love."

Coming to the rescue are new cards featuring Serge deFault™, a geekish cartoon character whose messages blend technology themes with just enough sentimentality to make the girl next door take notice.

Themes include online dating, software, the attractiveness of the girlfriend's eyes, asking for forgiveness, and jewelry. One card is addressed to "Ms. Geek." The cards can be seen at http://www.zazzle.com/computious/category/196984692137984889.

The Serge deFault™ cards were inspired by the fact that geek guys - and guys in general - retain a natural reluctance to reveal too much of their emotions too fast.

The cards appeal to high-tech types like computer software and hardware experts, programmers, network administrators, and others in technical disciplines who like a good laugh (and who doesn't?) and to cartoon lovers everywhere.

Background on Geeks

Wikipedia states that the word geek can mean a person who:

  • Is interested in technology, especially computing and new media.
  • Relates academic subjects to the real world; for example, using calculus to determine how to correctly optimize the dimensions of a pan to bake a cake.
  • Has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill, not mainstream social acceptance.
  • Is devoted to something with great intensity and depth.

Background on the Characters and the Creator:
Serge deFault™ is geekish and suffers from weak social skills. He is part of a "family" of cartoon characters whose leader is Computious® - "The Everyday Sage of the Digital Age!" Others include DotComplicated™, a friend who makes things, well, complicated, and MeiMei™ ("little sister" in Mandarin). Their animal friends include PingPong the Panda Bear™, who's described as "just lovable"; C.C. the Cat™, who is "curious and cranky"; Elman the Elephant™, a gentle worrywart; and Sweet & Sour the Pig™, who wears a bowtie and loves naps.

Marie Meade created Computious® while studying in Taiwan (she is half Chinese). Upon return to the United States, she placed the greeting-card line in retail outlets across 31 states and Canada. Today, the Computious® line includes more than 200 gifts and products at http://www.Computious.com. Customers can personalize products with names and messages, and most items are created within 24 hours and ship the following day.

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