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Opening Arguments

You can call me Al

So, what do you think? Is this guy a geek or a nerd?

But David Anderegg, a professor of psychology at Bennington College, says that merely mentioning terms like nerd or geek serves to perpetuate the stereotype. The words are damaging, much like racial epithets, he says, and should be avoided.

Both, maybe? No. As someone who has aspired both to geekdom and nerdiocrity, I'd say neither. We're often self-involved and sometimes clueless, but we're hardly ever that pompous.


Bob G.
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:35am

...OR that "politically-correct"...LOL!

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 1:32pm

Maybe it's those "revenge" movies or maybe it's the "Geek Squad" ads, but haven't those labels become compliments? I'd be happy to be labeled either, but I lack the technical qualifications. Here at the littlejohn cabin, we still listen to our trusty Victrola.