[FoRK] The guild of fat smelly infrastructure programmers (fun with stereotypes)
geege4 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 04:20:15 PDT 2013
Defense of the neck beard:
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org>wrote:
> "It’s funny, but it got me thinking. Who are the 'fat guys who know C++',
> or as someone else put it, 'the guys with neckbeards, who keep Google’s
> servers running'? And why is it that if you encounter one, it's like
> pulling on a thread, and they all seem to know each other?"
> It's always fun finding yet another list of stereotypes that one vaguely
> resembles. Last week it was the hot new category "introverts".
> Oh, and for an article chock-full of stereotypes:
> "Put people of widely different ages together, and there are bound to be
> differences. Baby boomers, for example, are workaholics, while Gen Xers
> demand more work-life balance. Millennials are masters of technology and
> have high, high expectations."
> Damn, I wish I were a millennial and a "master of technology". Instead,
> all this newfangled stuff, with the phones with no buttons, and the
> computers with no keyboards, just confuses and angers me.
> But it's a great idea, promoting understanding by teaching stereotypes.
> Image if we did this with race 50 years ago? "Asians, for example, are
> workaholics, while..."
> - Joe
> P.S. NO I do NOT have a neck beard. I don't even really have a beard. It's
> just stubble that sometimes gets a little long.
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