Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Geeks life

到H那里逛,看见他又再看他那看了3,141,592nd 次的Microserfs.

This passage sums up the story of his life:

“Many geeks don’t really have a sexuality - they just have work. I think the sequence is that they get jobs at Microsoft or wherever right out of school, and they’re so excited to have this “real” job and money that they just figure that the relationships will naturally happen, but then they wake up and they’re thirty and they haven’t had sex in eight years. There are always these flings at conferences and trade shows, and everyone brags about them, but nothing seems to emerge from them and life goes back to the primary relationship: Geek and Machine.
It’s like male geeks don’t know how to deal with real live women, so they just assume it’s a user interface problem. Not their fault. They’ll just wait for the next version to come out - something more ‘user friendly.’” - From Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs

1 comment:

Eng Seng said...

Geeks that have both machine and women are called Tony Stark.