Girls speaking Klingon and 16 Gig caches, writing in code with some dots and some dashes, Wood Elves with bows fighting dragons with wings, ... these are a few of the nerdiest things.
--Jim Stone, local nerd
Last week a friend made a joke on the Twitters about getting glasses and becoming a "four eyes nerd", so I sent her a welcome tweet:
@pixitron Welcome to the club. Here's your D&D manual, your toe shoes, a Klingon dictionary, and a subscription to Wired.— Dan Gayle (@dangayle) September 27, 2013
In hindsight, I'm not in love with that list. Two out of four things fit the "nerd" stereotype (D&D manual, Klingon dictionary), but the other two don't work for me. I had to get the snark out quick, so the list is what it is, but I think it can/should be improved. We have the technology.
Here are a few other things that might have worked better:
- Dr. Who bowtie
- A replica medieval broadsword
- The K&R C programming book
I'm pulling a blank on anything more nerdy than what I've got here. Suggestions?