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Geek social fallacies - The Dragon's Mortal Morsel
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kendaer
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Geek social fallacies
A friend posted the link to this today and having read through it, it applies to a large number of communities which I’m a member of, (and the people within including myself :)) so I figure I’ll share with all of my friends (and any non-friended people who happen by :))

Geek Social Fallacies

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science

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jenk From: jenk Date: December 4th, 2003 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Veeeeerrrry interesting....
kendaer From: kendaer Date: December 5th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
*nod* I thought so too.

Thinking about it, it definately offers at least one explanation for a lot of the drama that I've seen go around a few different communities over the past couple of years.
darenye From: darenye Date: December 5th, 2003 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I concur, this is an interesting article, and this person is definately analytical when they feel like it, if not all of the time. They did, however, leave a major Geek social fallacy out, to whit, over-intellectuallizing problems in order to make them seem more managable, and less anyone's, especially your own, fault.
kendaer From: kendaer Date: December 6th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm sure they left more than just that one fallacy, but not all of those are social fallacies.

Over intellectualizing a problem isn't really a social fallacy, and is quite typical of most people. The blame-passing part of it might be a social fallacy, but is also a strong tendancy of general human nature which (at least too me) hasn't been any stronger within the geek or non-geek communities.
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