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  • Let's get away from the heavier stuff and get into my total nerdling stuff...

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  • What happened that helped you develop from nerdling into more socially-adept adult?

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  • I guess back when I was into castles as a little nerdling I would be getting wet reading all this.

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  • When I was a wee little nerdling (this was back in the 70's, before being a nerd was cool) my grandma had an old clothes-wringer device down in her basement.

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  • Crisp investor who never truly outgrew his inner high-waisted pants and suspenders nerdling (well, those pants are now filled with a ton of cash and are probably Armani).

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  • But I also still have the little nerdling in me that scoured pharmacy and newstand spinner racks all over town in search of Marvel books in the 80s - because there is something about continuity that appealed to me, but also because I always want the rest of the story (big Paul Harvey fan, too).

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  • You play Myron, an everyday nerdling sweeping floors at the local robotic toaster factory - a factory which just happens to also manufacture semi-sentient killing machines.

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  • Ever since I was a wee nerdling poring through the leatherette-bound wonders of the World Book, I've loved that progression from simian common ancestor, up through the goblinoid australopithecine and the spear-toting Neanderthal, to modern Homo sapiens, who sometimes comes complete with fedora and briefcase, a proudly striding Adonis commuting into the future.

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  • It’s the story of a young nerdling living in LA who’s obsession over the latest Sci Fi movie has led her to take on the persona of the main character.

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  • She made additional worksheets for me when I was a nerdling four year old who couldn’t get enough of the workbooks they sell at WalMart, having already worked through all of the available grades.

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  • It's a small kid on his/her way to becoming a fully fledged nerd

    June 8, 2009

  • The Jargon File has a number of interesting synonyms for this (as expected), including the standard newbie and the interesting chainik.

    April 15, 2009

  • Well spake! But I would argue, based on your own explanation, that in the definition here (except for the word "naive," which I just noticed--duh--and which seems a bit ambiguous in this definition), a hacker is by definition a geek (knows a lot about hacking), and not necessarily a nerd ("naive").
    Signed, One Who Loves a Geek

    April 15, 2009

  • Of course there's a difference between nerds and geeks. A nerd's defining characteristic is general smartness. A geek's is a deep and obsessive love of a specific subject. A nerd can be a geek when it comes to a certain topic, but not all geeks are nerds, and no one can be a geek about everything.

    April 15, 2009

  • I protest! That's not the definition for nerdling—it's a geekling! There's a difference between nerds and geeks. Just ask any of us... er... either of us.

    April 15, 2009

  • An inexperienced an naive computer hacker who needs to spread his wings and fly.

    April 14, 2009