What is a nerd
What is a nerd?
People nowadays tend to quickly name themselves a nerd when they're playing computer games and listening to electronic music in some of its wide spread flavours. In my understanding this is not the original definition of a nerd.
A nerd [...] is a person, typically described as being overly intellectual, obsessive, or socially impaired. They may spend inordinate amounts of time on unpopular, obscure, or non-mainstream activities, which are generally either highly technical or relating to topics of fiction or fantasy, to the exclusion of more mainstream activities.
Now, come on, playing computer games the whole day is not very unpopular and obscure nowadays, is it? Compare that to e.g. programming an application which calculates the time needed for a light photon to travel through the observable or even the whole universe, in Erlang.
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