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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Xian
    January 5, 2012 at 10:44 am — Reply

    The stats are more interesting than the sweeping characteristics, however, I’m skeptical of comparison based on three sources where one purports “Geek Pride”, the second includes only the search term “geek” and not “nerd”, and the third is- the most reliable of sources- a wiki.

    Seems a fairly unbalanced presentation born of unbalanced research.

    • iDaddy
      January 5, 2012 at 11:41 am — Reply

      Hmmm… Obscure references with a hint of pretentiousness… Xians a DayWalker!!! :)

  2. Russ Catt
    January 5, 2012 at 11:31 am — Reply

    I think that this further proves that the terms ‘Nerd’ and ‘Geek’ are very charged with pejorative biases.
    For the record: If you don’t like the movie Pi: Faith in Chaos, you’re worse than Hitler :)
    Go team nerd!

  3. Arbor Day
    January 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    The designer’s conflation of geeks and hipsters tells me he’s a hipster who is tired of being called a hipster and is trying to latch onto a relatively more accepted social group.

    • January 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm — Reply

      That was kind of my analysis too.

      • ~wyntermute~
        January 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm — Reply

        Nailed it in one guess, sir. ^_^

  4. Roy
    January 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm — Reply

    So, where does “dork” fall in all of this?

    • January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm — Reply

      on his face, presumably.

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