I’m not entirely sure when it happened. I certainly wasn’t alive for it… I merely joined in somewhere in the middle. But somehow, at some time, it happened.
In one way or another, every single one of us became nerds.
It’s easy to blame the release of Star Wars for allowing Geekdom to rise from obscure sects of society into something more widespread, but the seeds had been planted years and years before that. Jules Verne, H.G. Wells,
Mary Shelly and countless other imaginative pioneers laid unbreakable foundations in our culture that have acted as the backbone of something both infectious and wonderful. Superman, Harry Potter and James Bond (just to name a few) are our generation’s mythologies in much the same way Beowulf and Odysseus were to far older generations. They speak to us… and maybe even inspire us. (more…)