I just had a conversation in which I referred to people by both Christian names and Twitter handles. Unintentionally and unironically. And then I stopped and realized, holy hell, is that geeky.
And then I stayed stopped and realized that that’s what the Internet IS. It’s making geek mainstream.
If you told someone in 1990 that we’d all be sitting around typing out messages on little handheld screens, rather than calling each other and talking, you’d’ve gotten an eye roll, wouldn’t you? What about reading totally niche little publications with tiny audiences about incredibly specific things?
Texting and reading blogs. How wild and futuristic.
When it’s easy, looks like we all really do have a good bit of geek in us after all.