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Time magazine derides nerds while celebrating achievements

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Time Magazine wrote a cover article talking about Virtual Reality. Not only is the cover poor and the content absurd, it is actually just a load of offensive tripe that makes me want to scream. Here, allow me to share it with you so that you will want to scream, too.

In their cover story, 11 Things We Learned By Trying Every Virtual Reality Headset Out There, they look at the headsets from all the major competitors. But I wasn’t really able to read much further than:

Palmer Luckey, the creator of the Oculus Rift, is not your typical nerd…

He’s cheery and talks in normal sentences that are easy to understand. He was homeschooled, and though he did drop out of college, it was California State University, Long Beach, where he was majoring not in computer science but in journalism. He prefers shorts, and his feet are black because he doesn’t like wearing shoes, even outdoors. He doesn’t look like a guy who played Dungeons & Dragons so much as a character in Dungeons & Dragons. He’s a nerd from a different century, working on the problems of a different century.

Next they will defend this article by saying that they have tons of nerd friends.

How can I take anything else the writer says seriously when they can’t even take this highly intelligent technological wizard seriously? Sure, it’s all well and good to have a bit of fun and joke about cliches, but this goes way beyond what could be seen as in good taste and is just offensive. Shame on you, Time Magazine.

Last Updated: August 7, 2015


  1. ZA Ludomusicologist

    August 7, 2015 at 19:10

    Haha! I was homeschooled, yet I excelled at university (above my peers). Oh, and I wear shoes.


  2. Umar

    August 7, 2015 at 19:16

    126hsbbanj aa6 == 112ee { ihn} hayueo 110111000110011 1000100111

    Oh sorry, I forgot to turn my nerd off. Silly me, I forget I speak in hard to understand sentences sometimes.


  3. Hammersteyn

    August 7, 2015 at 19:29

    “Yeah, well, fortunately for you, not too many people I know read your little Time magazine, or whatever it’s called.” – Derek Zoolander


    • Umar

      August 7, 2015 at 19:45

      Hahahaha A model, idiot.

      Perfect response dude!


      • Hammersteyn

        August 7, 2015 at 19:48



  4. Hammersteyn

    August 7, 2015 at 19:48

    Cant wait till Time reports on DOTA.


  5. Marc O Polo

    August 7, 2015 at 21:03

    And that is exactly why I read gaming articles written by gamers… And even to the point of preferring a SA based site over international ones


  6. Nereus77

    August 8, 2015 at 12:47

    This isn’t the 80’s anymore, Dad. Nerds are not cliches, nerds are just people who know how to use technology (or in this case, create new technology). Dumbass journalist should go report on Kim Kardashian picking her nose.


  7. lygamnt

    August 9, 2015 at 20:19

    God forbid people learn and expand the tech we use everyday. All idiots like this care about is what case you have for the newest iPhone and how cool they look holding it. Time magazine has been going down the tubes for years, It truly is a shell of what I grew up with and is more like a tabloid than a informative magazine. Leave the tech writing to the “nerds”. Talk about brain drain.


  8. Witcher Bob

    August 11, 2015 at 08:03

    Ah, the stupidity of people never ceases to amaze. Do you think that laptop you’re using or the word processing program you used to “write” that tripe just magically appeared in front of you? Or that iPhone you use? All of these things were created by “nerds”. Perhaps it’s time we stopped keeping track of Time.


  9. HvR

    August 11, 2015 at 08:59

    Time magazine has nothing more than a political propaganda mouthpiece for more than a decade and like most other US media outlets have been sacrificing ethics and impartiality for the benefits of its owners/paymasters.

    Really do not care what this antiquated rag have to say as its ever declining staff and readership falls victim to old age.


  10. The Sten

    August 11, 2015 at 09:00

    This is one of the reasons why I hate The Big Bang Theory


  11. Sageville

    August 11, 2015 at 10:48

    “When jocks write IT articles”


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