Playing cool with the stereo-type we get
Hi, I though id bring up an interesting topic on the "names" people refer programmers too.
At university I study CS, and all my so-called-mates I hang out with outside uni reckon Im somwhat of a geek and nerd and somone who sits at home and codes all day ( proberly true ;) )
My question is this:
Why or what made programmers ( and people who are learning it ) be seen by others as a nerdish person? I know it sounds petty, but I just joke alomg when they call me it. I put it down to the fact that most do not quite understand the roots of CS so mearly mock it. But I could be wrong and barking up the wrong tree.
What do you make of the stereo type names programmers get?