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From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: Austin Instruments to Close
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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 11:10:59 +1100
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"Dbowey" wrote in message
> << > > What do you think the terms "geek" or "nerd" refer to ?
> > Webster sez:
> > geek: 2. any strange or eccentric person.
> > nerd: 1. a dull, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
> > 2. a person dedicated to a non-social pursuit: a computer
> > nerd.
> > Hardly the supersets into which all autistics fall, or else we're
> > _all_ autistic.
> ** That is not such an absurd statement. "Strange, inneffectual and
> non-social" pretty much sums up all the adult autistics I have met -
> most engineers.
> ............. Phil
> Seems to describe the lot of you......
** In my case two years at uni with 1100 such fellows (no girls) in my E
Engineering year was more than I could bear - along with being broke and
chrises in my home life.
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