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Some website called "it-jobbank" wrote an article about 10 so-called prejudices
about people who work in IT. The article lists 10 things that are more or less
still totally true about computer people, sure, not about everyone who work in
IT, but, for the most part, I think the 80s geek stereotype holds true, and it's
in a good way too. Stereotypes emerge for a reason, and they're not always bad.
So here's the list:
0. They're night creatures
Yes, maybe, actually, it takes time for some of us to get in the zone, and once
there we don't want to leave.
1. They're stimulant addicts
Caffeine, I used to drink 2 liters of cola every day, switched to 2 liters of
coffee, works much better.
2. They like to check in late
Yes, because I've been up most of the night.. It's physically painful to leave
bed before 7:30, and still quite uncomfortable at 8:00.
3. They're ubergeeks
We like to know stuff.
4. They don't like apple products
Kind of, that's not universally true, but I do not encounter many who are fans.
It's a matter of principle. I think in the end, openness is what made the IBM
5. They're long haired, donning washed out statement t-shirts
I used to be, but I'm too lazy to wash it. T-Shirts are the only comfortable
6. They're loners/asocial
Maybe sometimes, it's just that the stuff I want to do takes a lot of time, and
people usually tire me, but I enjoy hanging out with bright people.
7. Brain over heart
Because logic, how is that not a good thing?
8. They're gamers and know a lot of acronyms
Yes. Damn, when I was a small kid I went around memorizing more acronyms than
I can even remember, but bet you that if I've heard it before, I know it.
9. They like Star Wars (s/Wars/Trek/g), heavy metal and puzzles
Because they're awesome, esp. Star Trek and heavy metal.
The article failed to mention how it changed, and, for "the true people", I do
not think it has, it's just that there's a lot more wage-slaves and "normals"
around computers than there used to be back when they required some thought to
operate, weren't those the days!