Geek Love

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Kevin Patterson writes this beautiful profile of his twin brother Tom, who grew up as a nerd in Canada in the late-1970s, before “nerditry helped liberate the world.” There are references to Dungeons & Dragons, and Tom’s coming out, and how learning Fortran, programming on an Apple IIe, and researching nuclear fusion and entanglement theory protected Tom from “brutes we knew who bragged of f-- bashing.”

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