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September 6, 2006 / Abhijit Shylanath


Something quite common on the internet: seemingly intelligent and good-natured people making fun of not-so-intelligent people. It seems to me sometimes like geeks are bullying the not-so-geeks, now that they feel stronger out here in their playground.

Sites like SomethingAwful, for example. And many more that I’m not a regular visitor of, but exist, nonetheless. Nice role reversal, this.



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  1. Ricky Kej / Sep 11 2006 5:58 pm


  2. Vinit / Sep 18 2006 4:44 pm

    It’s hard work for techie people to go about and patiently show stuff to their peers who just don’t get it.
    I’ve see it happen all the time … with my employees who cringe when that “special” customer calls to ask what is a right-click … with my friends who give up trying to teach their parents how to email.

    Sometimes it’s fun … sometimes … you said it … it’s plain bullying.

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