Nerds Rejecting Nerds

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https://medium.com/@maradydd/when-nerds-collide-31895b01e68c

I was linked to this article after a discussion that was triggered by a Tweet: https://twitter.com/shadowcat_mst/status/852265380156510214

In this article, the author describes a group called "weird nerds", later renamed "hackers", and goes through some of the reasons why this group is rejecting new members of their community (namely "brogrammers" and "geek feminists", a false equivalence if ever there was one).

As someone who fits the author's idea of a hacker (the classical definition of hacker, not someone who breaks into computers), and yet has never felt like part of the hacker community, there are a lot of things in here that are bad, but I'll comment for now on a couple quotes:

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