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The Rise of the Nerd

Posted Oct 28, 2010 by Suzie Ford

The Rise of the Nerd

MMORPG.com has a "new" columnist in the form of the ever-popular Mr. Bill Murphy. Bill begins his weekly column series with a look at how he has gone from ordinary human to Nerd and back again. Yet the pendulum swings and yesterday's nerd is today's MMO aficionado. Check out Bill's new column and then weigh in with thoughts on The Rise of the Nerd.

Do you remember the movie Revenge of the Nerds? Who am I kidding? We all probably lived it. Poindexter, Booger, even Ogre, are basically stereotypes of our culture. There’s no sense in trying to hide it. We’re geeks. We’re nerds. We love Babylon 5; we call Cylons “toasters” and say “frack” when cursing. We believe that New Zealand is Middle-earth and that Frodo and Sam may or may not have had a Brokeback Mt. Doom thing going on the side. There was a time when we had to be careful of this knowledge we all share. It was safe to use around our friends, and sometimes our families, but the general public? Pshaw! Only if you felt like being ridiculed or stared at with a cocked-head and furrowed brow as if you were some strange subspecies.

Read more of Bill Murphy's column, The Rise of the Nerd.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom