The trouble with nerds, well, one of the many manifest troubles with nerds – is that when we get obsessive about something we have a tendency to elevate its importance in our minds to the point where it becomes a lens through which to view – and indeed, to judge – the entire universe.
I say ‘we’ as I’m quite sure I’m just as guilty of it as the next self regarding aspie with a keyboard. I’m quite sure there are some examples of it on this very blog. In light of this self knowledge, when we catch someone else doing it, it provides a good opportunity for some self reflection. Oh, and some mocking. Let’s do the mocking first.