Print Story I am such an unrepentant nerd
By georgeha (Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 05:12:53 PM EST) slashdot, nerds, geek (all tags)
yes, it's even nerdier than getting a first post in today's Slashdot poll.

Poll: nerdiest achievement?

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Print Story The Internet makes you stupid: How I got to where I am.
By coryking (Thu Apr 27, 2006 at 12:04:06 PM EST) kuro5hin, Dr. Martino Cortez PhD, adequacy, slashdot, my life (all tags)
There is something innate about the internet that, if not careful, can make you stupid.

I've been doing this internet thing since it was something you'd have to dial into with your 9600 baud modem.  Before the internet, when I was a 14-year-old kid, I would spend hours, if not days sitting around a 16 color monitor with my friend and operate his Renegade BBS.  It didn't help that he had call waiting that his dad would not let him disable.  It also didn't help his modem was a 2400 baud modem in the days of 9600 baud.

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