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ON NERDS AND BULLYING

Filed at 12:42 pm under by dcobranchi

Here are two really good essays that are definitely worth a read. The first, on “Why Nerds are Unpopular”, is a set-up for the second, on bullying in schools. From the latter:

In this writer’s not-so-humble opinion, child socialization and education are in many ways incompatible, especially for juveniles. These should therefore be separate experiences, wherein the child is individually educated according to his/her abilities. Socialization should be carefully supervised, with the parents and other concerned adults deciding which children will be interacting with each other and under what circumstances — not a government-run institution staffed by the likes of NEA members.

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December 29th, 2003
at 10:09 pm

Nerds and Popularity

Link found via Daryl’s Website. “Why Nerds are Unpopular”, Paul Graham Paul Graham is the designer of the Arc programming language, a dialect of Lisp. He was also the president of Viaweb in 1998 when it was acquired by Yahoo