Nerds Gone Wild + Giveaway
Previously published as "The Ascendancy of The Nerd" by Mister Victor.
Dive, wade or simply belly flop your way through our world’s unplanned journey in which nerds have been busily (though mostly inadvertently) inheriting the earth, while the rest of us have been lost in our smartphones, glued to our computer/TV screens, or were ordering a pizza and binging on Netflix.
In this terribly humorous account, we discover how the wild rise of nerds, and their mesmerizing technology, have completely redefined society, thereby affecting every facet of our lives including:
• How we interact – OMG, do not call me or stop by, I’ll text you
• How we work – Virtually all the time
• What we eat – Why the snack aisle in the grocery store is the world’s most popular travel destination
• How we dress – Why our sense of fashion has been sadly diagnosed to be in Stage IV
• What news we consume – Look here, I told you I was right
• And speaking of sports – Why national team sports are headed to the penalty box, forever
Explore how our highly stressed lives and natural world are perilously close to a collapse not seen since the Trojans remodeled their public square with a fetching horse. and then discover who may, indeed, be our unexpected saving grace.
I consider myself a bit of a "nerd". I have always been fascinated by technology and credit this to my Dad. My Dad spent most of his career working with computers. He was not on the programming side but more of the technical side by building them and fixing them. I helped to build a computer when I was younger. This in turn got me to earn an Associates degree in Electronic Computer Engineering.
So, you could say that I was very intrigued to read this book. While, I liked it I did not love it as much as I had thought I would. The author does a nice job of breaking down each specific topic and explaining what we started with and how we as a society has progressed. Which you can see how technology has changed things like sporting events. It used to be that unless you were an athlete or a fan that the engagement was not that high and especially with nerds. Yet, with today's technology, everyone can be a fan with "fantasy" sports.
Overall, I did think this was an interesting read. However, I just was looking for more geeky references and I missed the humor some as I hardly laughed.
Mister Victor began writing his bio in utero, and plans on working on it until his death. Born with the name Victor Bjorge, he picked up his pen name when he was interning as an elementary school teacher. The children in his classroom simply decided that it was much better name for him because it rhymed, and it didn’t involve pesky unexpected arrangements of consonants in his last name.
After teaching, and finishing up college in poli sci and journalism, he has been experiencing a long and chronic career in the technology sector, ground zero for nerds.
Currently, living in New York, he is teaching a master class in writing to his pet hamster, Luís, who’s very eager, but has real concentration issues, and is currently being evaluated for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hamster Deportment).
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