Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street Generation

Well, this is totally off topic, but what do you guys think of this? The article is hilarious, but also has a lot of good insight about what's going on these days. In a nutshell:

"We talk a lot on this site about how geek culture has taken over the mainstream and I worry that another part of geek culture -- the social awkwardness and inability to deal with social settings -- is also going to become the norm. We've slowly killed off most of the activities where kids get together with other kids and have fun (and in the process, learn how to interact)."

Read more: 5 Ways We Ruined the Occupy Wall Street Generation |


  1. Yeah, read that. I don't have that many thoughts on it besides the fact that it's kind of funny coming from Cracked, an online community known for its geek humor.

  2. That article might be hilarious, but it makes a pretty good point. There's a much less funny book called Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv that makes a similar argument: the more high-tech kids become, the more they need to play out in nature.

    Louv gets a little tree house-happy for me (I think he mentions tree houses fifty times), but I do agree with his point that kids need to be out playing in the woods once in a while. Even if they're up to no good.

  3. I'd really love to live through 2099 (assuming we survive 2012) to see how social interaction evolves - or devolves. The way things are going, we could all be bots by then..