Friday, December 02, 2011

Nerd Nostalgia

There's a stack of blue books in one of the faculty prep rooms.

When I was in college, I played a fair bit of D&D (AD&D, to be absolutely accurate), and tended to use bluebooks to write dungeons in (little grids rock for making maps).

I can't help thinking of writing dungeons when I see bluebooks, still, to this day.

I hope students somewhere are still writing dungeons in bluebooks.

(Or should that be "geek nostalgia"?)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:38 PM

    My students these days aren't even aware there used to be a division between geek and nerd. So students I think of as nerds refer to themselves as geeks. (One asked, "Can I ask a personal question, are you a geek?") So I guess it's just not an issue these days.