English Argument 1 (Nerds)

English Argument 1 (Nerds) - The Times They Are A-Changin...

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The Times, They Are A-Changin’ Thirty, twenty, or even ten years ago, technology, in terms of individual electronics, was in its infancy. Most people generally steered clear of the bulky, dusty and noisy computers of the 70s and 80s, labeling them as needlessly complicated and ineffective. The small minority of people who saw the potential in these drab machines were labeled as “nerds”. Nerds were generally seen as pale, youthful, chicken-legged and male; more interested in computers and the budding electronic gaming industry than sports, girls, or a respectable social life. These nerds were linked with all things electronic, and thus, these electronics were likewise marked as inheritly nerdy. However, with the rise of electronics and technology into accepted popular culture, the term “nerd” has become and increasingly difficult descromitym to define. It is arguable that the case stands that either we have become a population of nerds, or the minority nerd population base that exists in every time period of society has been “forced” into more
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course HIST 202 taught by Professor Nokes during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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English Argument 1 (Nerds) - The Times They Are A-Changin...

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