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Dissecting geeks (but not in that way, that’s gross)

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The most excellent MaryAnn Johanson of Flick Filosopher fame (you really, really need to be reading her movie reviews–right after you read Moviegeekz, of course) has started a new blog devoted to discussing, dissecting and celebrating geek culture and philosophy. What’s it called? Suprisingly, Geek Philosophy.

I’m exactly one of the geeks that MaryAnn discusses in her inaugaral post, and I experienced almost exactly what she describes: shame and humiliation as a teenage geek, proud self-identification as an adult. Being a geek when I was young (especially the early fascination with computers) is a large reason why I have the great, well-paying job I do now. So I plan to read her new site avidly, and so should you–because chances are, if you’re reading this you’re quite possible a geek. (C’mon, who else really reads blogs other than geeks?)

Speaking of geeks, blogs and identity, all of this ties in very directly to a discussion raging on my boy -b’s blog. Is it fair to make assumptions about a person the first time you meet them based solely on the data you collect before they ever open their mouth? (More on this topic later, maybe.)

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June 2nd, 2005 at 1:13 pm

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  1. If by “raging” you mean “5 posts between 3 people”, then yes… it’s out of control. Watch yourself if you get involved there, it’s ugly. I lost an eye. Seriously.

    -b

    2 Jun 05 at 2:34 pm

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