Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Rise of the Nerds
Depending on what generation you grew up in, the word "nerd" (or "dork") is either a slander or a quirky compliment. Somewhere between Baby Boomers and Millennials we became lost in translation as to exactly what "nerdom" means and how you obtain it. When did the term "Nerd" become cool? And if someone refers to themselves as a nerd how can you be sure they’re not lying about the stack of comics and manga under their bed?