TS Tidbits, 8.6
The first edition of TS Tidbits (name still subject to change) features Nerds.
- Nerd Girls. A group of female engineers at Tufts University reclaims the use of the word “nerd.” Media coverage tends to focus on the fact that they’re not ugly.
- Fake nerds. A book excerpt about hipsters who appropriate the nerd image to look cool.
- Why Nerds are Unpopular. A long, somewhat rambling piece about nerddom, noting that nerds are too focused on interesting things to work at being popular.
- Nerd Camp. A Slate author writes about summer camp, complete with 90 minutes of “Mandatory Fun.”
Themed links?! Yes. For now.