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The Two Sides of Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

There are two sides to every coin, and two versions of every story, so what's the deal with technology? There has always been a running assumption th...

Celebrating A New Definition Of 'Nerd'

medium.com | Posted 12.29.2013 | Technology

I’ve noticed quite recently that I only surround myself with extraordinarily nerdy people. Perhaps this conjures up an image of a circle of poorl...

Bearing Witness: Shinseki Does Right for Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes people in Washington do a really good job, but take a lot of crap unfairly. Sometimes it takes a "nerd-in-residence" to start to set the record straight.

Christmas in Who-ville: A Doctor Who Gift Guide for Your Favorite Companion

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

For more handcrafted nerdery, and bonus creepy tree points, head to Etsy for a Weeping Angel tree topper. Just don't Blink when gazing at your decorations, opening your presents... and better not sleep on Christmas Eve either.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

Startups, Marriage, and Other Things I Did After 35

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I started craigslist in the last blush of my youth. Experience counts, folks. I learned a lot in my other roles in other jobs, and I brought that with me to craigslist.

When Did Introverts Become So Cool?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.08.2013 | Technology

Do you only arise from the depths of your private room like a mystical unicorn once in a blue moon? Do you prefer Netflix to the company of other peop...

9 People Who Have Terrifically Out-Nerded Us All

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

People throw the word "nerd" around far too frequently these days. Being a nerd used to mean something. There was a time when that label was earned th...

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

25 Activities for Star Wars Day

Jordan Hart | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

May 4 is unofficially "Star Wars Day." In other words, it's the only time of the year -- other than Comic-Con -- that grown adults can run around with plastic blaster rifles and carry on conversations in Ewokese without ridicule.

Are They Nerds Or Hipsters?

Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy

A lot of people describe themselves as nerds these days who really aren't. They're hipsters. But if you have a hard time differentiating, no one can b...

Of Nerds and Zombies

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

They know how to pronounce "Cthulhu" and what a TARDIS is. I'm betting some of them speak Elvish, others, Klingon. And they could outlive you in a zombie apocalypse. Why? Because they've read every book on the subject.

10 Things Church Can Learn From Geeks

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I won't actually go as far as to say that there was a misquote in the Bible, and it should have read, "The geek shall inherit the Earth," but maybe it's something worth looking into?

Why I Celebrated National Grammar Day and Why You Should Have, Too!

Lee Kolbert | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
Lee Kolbert

National Grammar Day was Monday, March 4, 2013. It is a day to write well, speak well, and help others do the same. It is a day to put aside our annoyances and pet peeves, and declare our appreciation for the effective use of our language.

Spring Break Is For Nerds, Too

Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel

Spring break in Cancun isn't for everyone. In fact -- despite its perennial popularity -- it likely appeals to the rather boisterous minority of trave...

Smart Discrimination: GoDaddy Super Bowl Commercial's Sloppy Kiss Disses Nerds and Promotes Bigoted, Anti-Intellectual Stereotype

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

Dissing nerds is as American as apple pie and NFL football. Sadly, I have a feeling that Walter is going to make a return at next year's Super Bowl. In the meantime, I won't be visiting the Go Daddy site anytime soon.

5 Life Lessons From Liz Lemon

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

'30 Rock' may be ending, but we'll always remember what we learned from Tina Fey's character.

WATCH: Is This What A Nerd Looks Like?

Posted 01.21.2013 | Comedy

Before you go around calling yourself a nerd, remember this: real nerds have shame (not to mention, prescription lenses). The Portland Nerd Council...

10 Things You May Not Have Known About John Hodgman

Kerri Doherty | Posted 01.29.2013 | Comedy
Kerri Doherty

We all know Mr. Hodgman as the PC to Justin Long's Mac, The Daily Show's Resident Expert and the mean jerk who was always trying to bring Jonathan Ames down in Bored to Death.

Top Selling Halloween Candy Both Surprising And Disgusting

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

Stop lying. What you love about Halloween isn't that costume or those scary movies. It's the candy, and the kind that Americans most often purchase ma...

First Presidential Debate: The Revenge of the Jocks

Chris Abraham | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Chris Abraham

Governor Romney dominated the debate with volume, aggression, and confidence while President Obama simmered with humiliation, tried to remain calm, not roll his eyes or show any contempt while waiting for it to be over. Why?

Sex? At MY Comic Convention? It's More Likely Than You Think...

Joe Peacock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

Geeks have sex at conventions. Scandalous, right? Gasp, shriek, oh the shock and the horror... Well, what do you expect when you bring together a community of consenting adults with similar interests with a celebratory atmosphere of belonging and acceptance?