My wife and I were walking down the street one day and a guy passed us on the sidewalk. He was ambling ahead of us and something about him gave Eriana the creeps. So we stopped to light cigarettes and let him get well ahead of us.
As we followed him up the block I noticed we were approaching a computer store, one of those places which sell parts and bits so people can build and tweak their own machines. I said to Eriana I bet he goes in there and damned if he didn't.
She turned to me and said how did you know? My reply was that I knew the type. But what type is it. I hate playing the stereotyping game, labelling and categorizing people by appearances is not a cool thing, but sometimes there are patterns that can be observed and applied which give you clues to a person's character.
There is a new breed of person out there who are obsessed with all things computer. They live and die with the latest in drives, storage, and whatever. They can discuss in detail the intricacies of what this motherboard can do as compared to that, and probably write html better then English, or any other native tongue.
They use their computers and the internet to make up for deficiencies in their own lives. They may have a horrible job, a boss that abuses them, no love live: but when they are at their key board on line they are king. They rule gaming portals in cyberspace where their characters have a kazillions of hit points;(is that still the right jargon? I dredged that up from old memories of drunken/stoned games of dungeons and dragons)message boards about tech matters; and where there are rules to be applied or points to be accumulated they are the final word and the in the top ten.
In an effort to promote my blog so someone aside from my wife reads it I've explored various means of getting it listed in directories. At the same time I tried to list some other sites I though worth visiting. To that end I started to check out the options. Good Grief as Linus used to say. It was a revelation.