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Old 09-21-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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The days of the classical "NERD" programmer... are coming to an end.


i'm here working on a J2EE project putting together JSPs, EJBs, SQLs, MVCs and everything Java and Java Enterprise...

over my shoulder two 60+ woman are going over the intricate details of the aforementioned just like they would be talking about the weather....

ok....


- perry
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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So you got two 60+ ladies going over the details .. and you say days of the classical nerds are over. Seems very much active to me. Except that generally nerds are supposed to be socially inept.

To give a perspective, I quote from the Jargon File.
<Quote>
1. Pejorative applied to anyone with an above-average IQ and few gifts at small talk and ordinary social rituals.

2. [jargon] Term of praise applied (in conscious ironic reference to sense 1) to someone who knows what's really important and interesting and doesn't care to be distracted by trivial chatter and silly status games.
<UnQuote>

And from dictionary.com
<Quote>
A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
<UnQuote>

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Old 09-21-2005, 07:59 PM   #3
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yuppies enjoy status given by technology as it had a sex-appeal, without really knowing the tech details, and nerds keep it cool so they wouldn't raise the suspicion that they never had touched a girl

These labels are extremes of a kind of perception, (sometimes funny) cliques, and not reality

In previous centuries, some label must have existed for people like Mozart and Immanuel Kant.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 03:06 AM   #4
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QUOTE :: "In previous centuries, some label must have existed for people like Mozart and Immanuel Kant"

i'm thinking hunchback , dont ask me why ...


QUOTE :: "yuppies enjoy status given by technology as it had a sex-appeal, without really knowing the tech details, and nerds keep it cool so they wouldn't raise the suspicion that they never had touched a girl"

how to label a yupperd where he/she wearing technologies and really knows the tech details and had already touched some girls/boys ??

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Old 09-22-2005, 03:16 AM   #5
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how to label a yupperd where he/she wearing technologies and really knows the tech details and had already touched some girls/boys ??
Über-hacker?
He/she who masters technology and social engineering
 
Old 09-22-2005, 03:24 AM   #6
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i scratched my screen ...
_but _but how to get that U with that ~ on top of that U ??
 
Old 09-22-2005, 09:54 AM   #7
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It's called an umlaut, and Wikipedia has the answer to your question.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 11:36 AM   #8
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and thats when the surreal gets real ...

[//EndShruggeHead]
 
  


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