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Nerd Processor

The Decline and Fall of the Modern Nerd

The sad saga of how fandom transformed from being about love into hate and intolerance

“Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope,” 1977. © Twentieth Century Fox

TTraditionally, nerds were always portrayed as outsiders looking in: Gazing at the high-school groups of popular athletes and cheerleaders, the cool kids, and all the others who never had a Dungeons &

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Rob Bricken

Rob Bricken

The former editor of io9.com, Rob Bricken has been a professional nerd since 2001. He also often cries at children's cartoons.

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