Saturday, December 17, 2011


Thanks to Umut, I read the September and November issued of Wired magazine. I found it entertaining (no surprise there considering my character). For example, check out Self-Help for Nerds:
Ladies will be sexually aroused to know that I was the Memphis City Junior High Chess Champion of 1983.

Nerds get caught up in minutiae, because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.

We are hyper-self-aware. We have difficulty “chilling out.”

It’s the nerd’s greatest weakness that is the nerdist’s greatest strength: a laserlike ability to focus on something. Nerdist = obsession + direction.

Nerds tend to spend a lot of time in the past and future, but to achieve happiness you have to cultivate the skill of living in the present.
Another interesting read was The Wired Atlas of the Human Ecosystem.
In short, if you are a nerd and have some time left from other serious things (like optimizing your Civilization IV strategies), go read Wired.

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1 comment:

Umut DURAK said...

December will be available soon budy!