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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Techie Dorm Room: Then and Now

Posted by: Connor Livingston

Revenge of the Nerds

Let’s face it. Geeks are cool. It isn’t that the people became cooler, but rather that technology has allowed it to where someone doesn’t have to have pocket protectors and an IQ in the 150s to be classified as a geek. The techies of the modern age are geeks based upon interest rather than uncoolness.

The “modern era” of techies really started in the 1990s when availability of personal computers, third generation gaming systems, and gadgets galore started creeping into everyone’s dorm room, not just those who looked like the cast of “Revenge of the Nerds.”

This graphic depicts the evolution of the techie dorm room over the last 2 decades. My, how times have changed.

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Techie Dorm Room