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

By Thomas Wailgum , CIO |  Offbeat, geeks, nerds

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But not every dotcom IPO ended as ingloriously as many ventures did in the 1990s. There was that search engine named Google, created by Stanford nerds Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page and Brin became the poster boys for Internet-era success, and their mission to provide access to the world's information (and "Don't be evil" mantra) not only humanized the geek but enabled average people to get geeky with their data desires, too.

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