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The Nerd Handbook: Rands in Repose

·111 words·1 min
Articles Assorted Geekery Geek Nerd Psychology
Daniel Andrlik
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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

This is an excellent essay written for the poor benighted souls who have taken on having a relationship with a nerd. Honestly, I prefer the term "geek", but in this essay the words are interchangeable. At least in my case, the observations made here may be a little exaggerated, but the general trends described are accurate. I like to think I’m a better listener and more empathetic than what is described here, but you would have to ask those who know me personally to get an objective opinion.

Still, this is a wonderful piece and worth reading for both nerds, and the brave souls who choose to spend time with them.

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