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With the rise of the computer age, nerds and geeks have become increasingly popular. It has changed our perception of them, from young computer nerds working in garages turning into billionaires to one of today’s most popular TV show “The Big Bang Theory”: nerds are funny, nerds are successful and, ultimately, nerds are cool.
And let’s be honest: we all act a little geeky or nerdy sometimes. We post, share and like stuff on Facebook, follow Tweets or are registered in some kind of online forum. We connect. We network. How the world has changed!
Before there was something like the internet, three students from the University of North Carolina and Duke University connected two UNIX computers and therefore created an alternative to the Arpanet, which was controlled by the US military and various research facilities. Since then, the Usenet has been a trendsetter. Some examples?