The Triumph of the Geek: The Evolution of Tech-Obsessed Nerds Through Time

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From Gates to Zuckerberg

The face of the new corporate nerd - now that Gates has retired from Microsoft - is another Harvard dropout who looks something like this: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. There's no suit, no tie, no slacks. Just a lot of youthful energy and cocksure bravado - and lots and lots of hype. But the hype for Facebook and other social networks like Twitter, plus everyday folks' dependency on tech, has created "The Golden Age of the Geek."

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This story, "The Triumph of the Geek: The Evolution of Tech-Obsessed Nerds Through Time" was originally published by CIO.

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