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Intranet Design Magazine: GEEK SPEAK

May 13, 2000, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Judging by the rather self-conscious Geek Pride Day celebration in Boston a couple of weekends ago, here are things that geeks do:
Play vintage 80s video games
Try out Linux tools
Drink double-caffeine coffee
Play Quake
Shoot Nerf guns
Adjust their pony tails (men only)
Sneer at The Man"

"...In fact, geeks are so In that at the Geek Pride event, Eric Raymond, the leading apostle of the Open Source Movement, was asked: Now that we geeks are in charge, who's going to topple *us*? He replied that Geeks won't be toppled because they're the only ones who know who to run the joint."

"...Yes, companies can't survive without the geeks' technical knowledge. But that was also the case when geeks didn't rule. "Geeks Rule" because the geek attitude is being adopted by the mainstream."

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