The Practical Nerd manifesto

Nowadays, it’s cool to be a nerd. But in the nerds’ rush to mass acceptance (somewhat of a contradiction in terms), I find something’s been lost. And that’s honesty and a sense of perspective about digital technology, too often replaced by bright-shiny cheer leading.

In my latest GeekWire column, I take on what it means to be a Practical Nerd. My definition, my statement — indeed, my manifesto — consists of five core principles.

Anything else, and the term “nerd” is watered down. For Nerds of a Certain Age, it’s equivalent to confusing an Urban Cowboy wannabe with a real cowboy.

Read “The Practical Nerd manifesto” at GeekWire.