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A Common Fallacy

For some reason, it has long been the notion of the rest of the world that All Geeks Are Smart. The sort of people who live for Star Wars, D&D, all the Star Trek spinoffs. Socially retarded, yes. Emotionally stunted, sure. But really good at the practical application of math and science.

It's a lie. They're not smart. Not at all.

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hangedwoman
May. 24th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
See, I frequently describe myself as a Geek Wannabe, since I have the interests but not necessarily the knowledge; more often than not there are conversations on subjects like coding that I can more or less follow if not keep up. And I have sincere doubts about the level of my intelligence sometimes. Just not enough to qualify for the Darwin Awards.

Just imagine I'm using a pic with an otter covering his face with one paw.