Date: Wed, 5 Jul 1995 19:16:57 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: nerds (fwd)
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Date: Wed, 05 Jul 1995 15:45:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Todd Rose-Aimee RTODD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PCMAIL.ONF.NFB-ONF.CA
To: Stumper send e-mail STUMPERS-LIST[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU
One of our young filmmakers is researching a film on former nerds, i.e.
people who, as children or adolescents, were misfits and "geeks", but who
grew up to be outstanding in one field or other. She has located the people
she wants to interview, but she needs to situate the concept of "nerd"
historically. Does anyone know of any studies on the subject? I have
searched DIALOG databases but have had no luck. My understanding is that
she wants something serious but not full of professional jargon. Many
National Film Board of Canada
r.a.todd[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nfb-onf.ca