Monday, April 07, 2008

Nerds

Today SETI's Are We Alone podcast (a really excellent one) released an episode about nerds, and I found it to be extremely informative. They go over what it means to be a nerd, and how attitudes toward nerd changed over time. They discuss everything from Dungeons and Dragons to an interview with David Anderegg (the author of Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, whose book I STILL need to read!). And there are also lots of other fun discussions like Rubik's Cubes and "nerds" in other cultures. I highly recommend listening to this one.
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