The Morning Link: Nerd Stereotypes That Are Older Than You Think


“Because TV and film-based creations like the Enterprise and the Death Star have prompted us to pore over every little detail of fictional universes at the expense of a social life, it’s easy to assume that unsettling pop culture obsessions are a relatively new phenomenon. But unless your concept of a “nerd” is a Depression-era newsie shooting pre-YouTube fan trailers, you might be surprised to learn that nerd culture has existed for way, way, way longer than you think. In fact …”

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