Your nerd’s insatiable quest for information and The High has tweaked his brain in an interesting way. For any given piece of incoming information, your nerd is making a lightning fast assessment: relevant or not relevant? Relevance means that the incoming information fits into the system of things your nerd currently cares about. Expect active involvement from your nerd when you trip the relevance flag. If you trip the irrelevance flag, look for verbal punctuation announcing his judgment of irrelevance. It’s the word your nerd says when he’s not listening and it’s always the same. My word is “Cool”, and when you hear “Cool”, I’m not listening.
An absolutely brilliant article that deconstructs the nerd personality in an effort to make it easier for non-nerds to build a successful relationship with their nerd of choice. In this case Rands uses ‘nerd’ in much the same way as I use ‘geek’. Seriously, read the article, in full if you have any interest in spending time around a nerd/gee, which judging from the fact that you are reading my site, I would say is pretty likely!
If, on the other hand, you are a nerd or geek, you too should read it to see how closely it resembles you (it’s a great system to break down and understand); then decide if you should send the link to your friends and loved ones. I recommend you do.