The march of the geeks

Maybe it started with Napoleon Dynamite, probably even before that, but it certainly carried on through the 2000s with shows like Flight of the Conchords and continues with the new smash Glee.  Geeks are here to stay and are gathering strength.

Napoleon DynamiteFlight of the Conchords

Perhaps it has coincided with our information and technology led age.  People want to know more and now have better opportunities than ever to investigate their chosen subject with the ease of accessibilty that tools like the internet offers.

The chances of smooth talking someone into liking something is reducing heavily as people become less scared of facts, becoming increasinlgy skilled at deciphering mass information.  “Don’t bullsh1t a bullsh1tter.”

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  1. Good points, I think I will definitely subscribe! I’ll go and read some more! What do you see the future of this being?

    • It’s good to see people becoming more knowledge about there chosen subjects and having a voice to express their opinions (although we have to realise that often it’s just personal subjective opinions and not facts). Obviously it all ties in with the concept of relationships/socialising where people learn from each other and respect each other’s differences. Hopefuly this all means that people will get more of what they want instead of having to settle for one-size-fits-all items. And just because you’re a geek doesn’t mean you can’t be a jock either (e.g. Puck in Glee).

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