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    8. Movie blockbusters have embraced the geekdom

    When you look at what hollywood blockbusters tend to be about nowadays they seem to be all about superheros and their gadgets, or wizards and their magic. Star Trek has been infused with new life. New Star Wars movie is coming out soon. The Game of Thrones is all the rage. And even when they make fun of nerdy people, like The Big Bang Theory, they ultimately turn these characters into celebrities.

    These are all kind of geeky things, and they’re all so mainstream that sometimes even geeks themselves wonder what’s going on, and in an attempt to preserve a little bit of their uniqueness sometimes actually shy away from the mainstream manifestations of their own geekdom. But the dam has been broken, and whether they like it or not, they’re the new cool kids!

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    1. Guest

      23 April, 2015 at 3:11 pm


    2. 2PartsAnalog

      1 September, 2014 at 2:28 am

      I never thought that we would be cool. The world s changing!

    3. Murray Snudge

      25 August, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Just because geeks are extremely useful does not make them cool – case not proved.

    4. Karl

      8 August, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      IT has such a conceit that they are THE tech and nerds. Sorry. There were tech nerds when punch cards were developed for looms. I am Technical Support for my company. The face that I am an Oracle DBA, programmer, and computer power user has nothing to do with the fact that my company makes high purity chemicals and that is what I am supporting. And it’s a whole lot easier to teach computers to a chemist than chemistry to a computer nerd.

      Based on the history I know, the generation born in the late 80’s and 90’s is so isolated that, despite the “liberating” force of the internet, they are re-inventing everything around them. Comicon? There have been fan-run science fiction conventions since the ’40s, possibly earlier. Search for WorldCon. Cosplay? Those were hall costumes, part of the masquerade. Chemists and materials science nerds made the basic building blocks of that silicon you use as the foundation of your chips. Sorry, but you can’t claim the exclusive title of nerds.

      • SEAbeliever

        15 March, 2015 at 5:32 am

        The article isn’t saying that people are claiming to have started all of this. It is stating that the IT crowd has created the necessary spark to ignite the enormous popularity of the “tech and nerds”. It has all been said or done before, regardless of whether or not we are aware of it.

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