Nerd Speaking of Flow Charts
posted by July 10 at 14:00 PMon
This geek flow chart shows the hierarchy of geekdom. Here’s a tiny sliver of the center of the chart:
Of course, lots of bloggers are responding to this with a “can’t we all just get along?” kind of thing, as though these sorts of caste systems don’t naturally occur. Some of these slots are much-deserved: furries, quite frankly, are more geeky than superhero nerds. And comic book nerds are much less geeky than comic book nerds who only read X-Men spinoffs. I contend that an element of shame is a healthy thing in a subculture like this.
And to prove almost the exact opposite of what I said above, I believe that this post marks the inauguration of Slog’s new “Nerd” category, which I have been told was created pretty much exclusively for Jonah and I. I’m honestly a little ashamed about that.