We Are Not (Just) Nerds

30 Oct 2008 /

One thing that I resent about our computer culture is that they say we are nerds and that nerds don’t get along with people. I think that’s just insane. We are not just nerds — we are nerds, I mean, look at us! But we are not just nerds, we are like the priests or something in the Middle Ages, we are the Lords and Ladies of Logic. We are in charge of rationality for our era. We are bringing common sense and good practice and sound judgment and aggregated wisdom and glory to everyone.

That’s our job.

I posted this quote on a blog at work and IT people were calling each other nerds all day.

Good morning, nerd! How’s it going, nerd?

Being a nerd felt like, like being a hero — just for one day.

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