posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 02:34 AM
It's funny... When I was a kid, 12-13 years old, and I had a PC (after years of having a range of computers from the Sharp MZ-700, C64, C128, Tandy
(various)) it was me and my mate who were consider nerds.. Geeks... I'd get hassled by my relatives who'd try to call and find the phone tied up for
hours and hours on end as I logged onto BBS's and posted on SIG's and retrieved mail and posts from fidonet...
And yet, if you think about it... the most ruthless business people come from that very same type of background... the entire deal with Steve Wozniak,
apple, billy boy and M$, etc, cut throat business from making your own PC out of leds and peizos with switches, to stealing code and distributing it
(Wozniak was big on pirating at the time)..
Now look at the likes of Zuckerberg (He's a real swine if you ask me, but now a very rich one)... Google... They're all ruthless. It's all about
profit, innovation is just a side effect of making it.
Nerds... Haha... it's not funny when you're the one who ends up dead from alcoholism in a hotel, unknown, unremembered except by hookers, and yet
were once the creator of software that is taken fro granted now.
-- rip pkzip lol