It’s well known that I have a soft spot for geeks.
In the ten years since I married into their fold, the secret society of tech-heads has opened to me, the original PEBKAC error, the doors leading to its mystical underbelly, with a few members even teaching me some of their acronym-riddled language and inviting me to their ritualistic contests of skill (see LAN party.) They have initiated me into the basics of hard drive space management and shown me that there’s nothing shameful about escaping to a fictitious universe now and then. And even though I’m not really one of them, I feel at home amongst them. I may never be able to reconfigure an ASP server, but thanks to the geeks in my life, I’ll never have to.
I’m not afraid of my computer anymore.
p.s. Yes, Kim, that is your very own Donny Osmond dancing in the video. Mr. White and Nerdy himself.