Or do what I did: Go to college and study philosophy, hang around the geeks
and play with computers when Plato starts to get to you. Return from school and use your
philosophy skills to net a job managing a network. Laugh about the fact that the
guy you beat to get the job had a four-year degree specializing in networks. Use your
base of geek friends to answer questions you don't know about your job, making it appear
that you're the geek queen. Since you know philosophy, you'll be able to out-argue just about anybody,
and if you know enough of the acronyms, they'll assume that all your knowlege is technical in origin. It's weird, but it works!