Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cranky Old-School Nerd Gives Geek Chic Posers a Tongue Lashing

My man David Brin gives geeks who don't know BASIC an ass whuppin.

from Salon:

So, what's the parallel hobby skill today? What tech-marvel has boys and girls enthralled, tinkering away, becoming expert in something dazzling and practical and new? Shooting ersatz aliens in "Halo"? Dressing up avatars in "The Sims"? Oh sure, there's creativity in creating cool movies and Web pages. But except for the very few who will make new media films, do you see a great wave of technological empowerment coming out of all this?

Daaamn! Someone hide that snob in those Mac commercials away from him!

Worth clicking on ad if you don't have registration.

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