I must thank io9 for taking the spirit of the pointless poll to the next level. They have an article on the term “nerd” and are asking whether it’s a useful label or not. Here are the results so far.
Should we retire the term “nerd”?
You’re dead wrong man, keep the faith! Cool stuff is still happening! Nerd4Life! 10% (169 votes)
You’re way late guy; it was all over by The Phantom Menace, or maybe that Hackers film with Angelina Jolie. 19% (327 votes)
Let’s keep it alive anyway for what’s still valuable. Future generations of misfits will thank us. 26% (449 votes)
Answer 4 19% (323 votes)
Answer 5 27% (476 votes)
“Answer 4”? “Answer 5”? What’s this? The poll software insisted on 5 possible answers, but the pollsters only had 3 choices in mind, so these empty placeholders made it into the listing…and they’re doing quite well.
Personally, I had to vote for Answer 5. After all, 5 is a term in the Fibonacci sequence, while 4 is not.