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I found PG by looking up the Wikipedia article on "Nerd" and going down to the external links, where his "Why Nerds Are Unpopular" article is.



I found PG by googling "why" a day when my life was particularly miserable, and came across the same essay. It was number 2 in the search results.


"... I found PG by looking up the Wikipedia article on "Nerd" ..."

How does the article correspond to what you see at school?


Thank you for answering my question.


I had been writing a little code in php (after dropping out of a backwater community college) when the big 2005-6 ajax web 2.0 wave struck. Digg was huge then and from there I found a site called Valleywag. They had some stuff about Paul Graham,snarky stuff I would read with a lot less interest today at 23 than I would then at 19, I stumbled in to Startup News by way of their link. I was curious; who was this Paul Graham guy? Turns out he was funding young entrepreneurs... I read all of his essays, and while I still haven't taken up writing in Lisp, I've been a fan ever since.




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