Geek is dead…
I present to you an article written by the phenomenal Patton Oswalt for WiReD magazine. It is a brilliant read that makes some rather fair points about Geek and Geek culture. I’m in agreement with almost everything here. I won’t spoil it for you other than this quick excerpt.
“The problem with the Internet, however, is that it lets anyone become otaku about anything instantly. In the ’80s, you couldn’t get up to speed on an entire genre in a weekend. You had to wait, month to month, for the issues of Watchmen to come out. We couldn’t BitTorrent the latest John Woo film or digitally download an entire decade’s worth of grunge or hip hop. Hell, there were a few weeks during the spring of 1991 when we couldn’t tell whether Nirvana or Tad would be the next band to break big. Imagine the terror!”
Read the rest of the article over on the WiReD site. What do you think? Are we done?