Nerds and Rumors

Rumors - The Anti-Social MediaThis week is a big week for nerds like me. There’s an Apple keynote today, and the E3 games expo takes place this week. Basically, expect me to send out lots of tweets of nerd joy as I find more and more THINGS that I NEED right NOW!

What kills me though, every time there is any type of event of this nature, the grand machinations of predications, rumors, and expectations takes place. Nerds like to dream. That’s why we have comic books and anime and The Walking Dead. But they like to dream about the gadgets they actually own, or could own, even bigger.

Nerds also like to complain. Some examples: forums, message boards, this blog. So when their dreams don’t come true, they get all whiny and disappointed. They act like their predictions, which are based on hopes, dreams, and way too much time spent with their gadgets, are the truth. And when their “truth” collapses before them in a highly slick keynote, they go berserk.

And I hate when nerds go berserk. Don’t we have better things to do, like save the world from ourselves and other idiots? Why do we have to tear each other apart over things we have no control over?

So nerds, geeks, and dorks: Stop making predictions about things that may or may not come true that you have no control over. St. Jobs, Mr. Nintendo, and the other lords of geekiness will take care of you. And if they don’t, you’ve got enough brain power to go make your own Super iPhone 12.

I just want to enjoy one day of nerdiness without someone raining on my parade. And if anyone gets upset when the iPhone can’t print money tomorrow, I will shove my iPhone through their thick skull.


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4 Responses to “Nerds and Rumors”

  1. Joe June 6, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    I don’t always agree with you, but I SO agree with this.

    People do that because they like to show that they know the topic, so it’s common ground that many non experts start a geek topic by repeating the nerd rage they hear around, worsening the problem.


    • Jay June 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

      Nerd rage: The worst kind of internet rage EVAR.

  2. Rob June 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    I KNOW! That is the entire Data Processing department here. Every time one of these events rolls around, they follow it closely with predictions, expectations, hallucinations, you name it! Then they sulk around after because the event didn’t mean their unreachable hopes and dreams. Don’t get me wrong, I practically mainline my iPhone, so I’m a geek just the same, but I prefer to just wait and see what the events yield and geek out about what is ACTUALLY going to happen. I don’t get disgruntled that the iPhone 5 won’t sprout pegasus wings and transport me to the Carribbean in miliseconds. That’s AT LEAST iPhone 6 away.

    • Jay June 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      I want that iPhone now please.

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