Tuesday, February 28, 2006

So which am I?

From this week's Newsweek (March 6, 2006):

"Unless you 're a geek, obsessed with DJs, or under the age of 35, chances are you've never heard the word 'mash-up.'" ("Time for Your Mash-Up?," by N'Gai Croal, page 61.)

I'm not adept enough to be a geek, the last DJ I cared about was Wolfman Jack, and that should tell you I'm not under 35. But thanks to this week's Montana OFFLINE, I learned a lot about mash-ups. Thanks, Alane!


Ms. OPL said...

That reminds me of a joke.
Do you know the difference between a nerd and a geek?
A nerd is someone whose life revolves around computers.
A geek is someone who LIKES it that way.

George said...

Thanks! I think I'm getting more and more geeklike in my dotage!

Anonymous said...

Love the joke...I think ;-)

Not sure how the term "mash-up" fell under my geek radar, but I've passed the under-35 barrier by more than a few years let's say, and I unfortunately was not able to attend the oft-referenced Montana OFFLINE conference. So I just had to go to George's source, electronically that is, to find an explaination. Btw, Google had over 12000 hits on
+newsweek +mash-up.

Don't know if it will continue to be available, but the article he references is currently at Technology: Time For Your Mash-Up?.

Thanks for the blogging.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is it. Is it slang from the UK?