You can attribute the title of this post to Andrea Baker, a social web evangelist for the U.S. intelligence community, arguing Government 2.0 is changing the political face on Capitol Hill:
I say this with the upmost respect, but nerds and geeks have indeed taken over the world. The digital divide of Gen Xer’s and Millennials vs. Boomers in office is clear. Boomers and old generations are more likely to get their news and information about Government via traditional news media on television or from a printed newspaper. While the younger generations are more and more getting their news from social media Web sites and other alternative methods.
But the nerds and geeks are not all boys.
I wonder if Andrea and other readers of the above ZDNet story caught the June 16, 2008 issue of Newsweek, profiling Tufts University’s Nerd Girls, part of a blog post of mine over the summer when I wrote about female geek chic?
In “Revenge of the Nerdette,” Jessica Bennett and Jennie Yabroff wrote:
Today’s girl geeks are members of the first generation to have been truly reared on technology. They grew up on gender-neutral movies like “Hackers” and “The Matrix,” and saw the transformation of Willow on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” from awkward geek to smart and sassy sex symbol. They’ve watched the geeky pursuits of technology and comic books transform from fringe subculture to pop mainstream, and they’ve capitalized on that geek-chic mentality to elbow their way into it.
And no discussion on nerds and geeks is complete without a nod to nerdcore hip hop mastermind MC Frontalot, who I met at the Boston International Film Festival last fall. I think most members of society will enjoy the below video, some by audio-only, others by audio and video.
Were you careful of the grue?