Re: Other passwords to nerddom (was CHAT: "Intercom" article)

Subject: Re: Other passwords to nerddom (was CHAT: "Intercom" article)
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 14:55:21 -0600

Matthew Stern wrote:
>
> [This may be going off topic, but it's fun...]
>
> In addition to The Day the Earth Stood Still and Monty Python, let's not
> forget these other favorites of nerd culture:
>
> * The Hobbit: Isn't as popular now, but was the in thing when I started
> in the computer industry in the Eighties.
> * Star Trek: Original and Next Generation only -- not Voyager or Deep
> Space Whine.
> * Babylon 5.
> * The Wizard of Oz: "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain..."
> * M.C. Escher.
> * Dilbert.
> * Far Side.
> * Chicago Bulls basketball. (Yes, really.)

All of the above are correct. I need to add a few:
* If you mention Escher, you need to also refer to "Goedel, Escher,
Bach".
The ultimate technowonk philisophy book.
* Mystery Science Theater 3000
* D and D
* Traveller
* "Rogue". (Anyone care to date yourself by remembering that UNIX
classic?)
* The "Hitchhikers Guide" series.

And, finally, that ultimate icon of ultra-to-the-core technoweeniness,
* A NeXT Black Slab (or, if you're truly beyond help, a Black Cube)!

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