They realize that they could use the help when replacing the acid washed jeans or “spiked” hair from the days of yore and welcome their newfound hipness. He’s a Gentleman A far cry from the smarmy creep at the bar, nerds are more likely to debate your favorite Superman villain than only go after that “one thing.” With little less relationship experience, his naïve fumbling with romantic advances come off as endearing and honest. He’s a Go-Go Gadget Guy Nerds tend to be more tech-savvy than the average layman, so whenever a frustrating situation happens with cache memory, deleting cookies or synchronizing the network, he can get those gadgets to behave. He’ll Make You Laugh With quirky interests and a matching sense of humor; nerds can share some interesting trivia or strange hobbies and while laughing at themselves, too.
First, a majority of the folks on the planet either have no idea how a computer works or they look at it and think “it’s magic.” Nerds know how a computer works. When you ask a nerd, “When I click this, it takes awhile for the thing to show up. While the rest of the world sees magic, your nerd knows how the magic works, he knows the magic is a long series of ones and zeros moving across your screen with impressive speed, and he knows how to make those bits move faster.
The nerd has based his career, maybe his life, on the computer, and as we’ll see, this intimate relationship has altered his view of the world.
He sees the world as a system which, given enough time and effort, is completely knowable.
This is a fragile illusion that your nerd has adopted, but it’s a pleasant one that gets your nerd through the day. Whereas everyone else is traipsing around picking dazzling fonts to describe their world, your nerd has carefully selected a monospace typeface, which he avidly uses to manipulate the world deftly via a command line interface while the rest fumble around with a mouse. Grab that seemingly discarded Mac Mini which has been sitting on the floor for two months and hide it.
Maybe the comic book expert with the closetful of costumes for next month’s convention is a little much.
But those guys who walk the line between nerd and die-hard geek could use just a little luring out of their shell.
Well, brace yourself for revenge of the nerds, because this soft-spoken loner is smart, sincere and will genuinely be nice to you.
If you haven’t given a second look to the guy that looks like your former Chemistry tutor, perhaps you should delve deeper into this untapped resource.
At some point, you, the nerd’s companion, were the project.
You were showered with the fire hose of attention because you were the bright and shiny new development in your nerd’s life.
So instead of bad influences or disrespectful attitudes, your nerd man is hanging out with these guys playing Guitar Hero.