- From The Atlantic: When the Nerds Go Marching In, on how nerdpower worked on Obama’s successful re-election campaign.
- Betabeat’s 2012 tech insurgents.
- Geek masculinity & the myth of the fake geek girl.
- Eleven weirdly spelled words & how they got that way.
- The Oatmeal’s thoughts & musings on making things for the web. Sad & true and it’s The Oatmeal so if you have delicate sensibilities, skip it.
- 10 games Pong is better than.
- Marc Cuban says Facebook is driving way brands starting with his.
- Nine best minimalist print ads.
- Rock Me Archimedes, a cleverly named, smartly packaged board game.
- What stunningly beautiful nerdery is this? An R2D2 engagement ring.
- For nerds who like to collect random trivia: How mint became the default flavor for dental hygiene.
Tag Archives: board games
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The Atlantic has a funny article about how nearly two decades after its creation the board game Settlers of Catan is about to become a mainstream hit. They, of course, credit nerds with being early adopters paving the way for the game’s success (and I’m sure our lunchtime gamers would totally agree):
“Settlers is taking a similar path [ala Green Lantern and X-Men] to popularity. Not long after its inception 16 years ago, Settlers found a welcome home among gamers. “The nerds recognized it first” argues Charlie Cromer, a nerd culture enthusiast who’s been attending gaming conventions for the past decade. “They were the ones willing to take a chance on an obscure foreign board game.” In the case of Settlers, nerds were the early adopters that Malcolm Gladwell discussed in his book The Tipping Point, a necessary component for a product to take off.”