When Geeks Dream

When geeks dream their dreams are not that fundamentally different from other people’s dreams. Wealth, power, happiness, women, or some combination of these things are the common subject matter.

There are, of course, a great deal of dissimilarity in the details of their dreams from those of the mainstream.

A Geek’s Dream: Sudo Make Me A Sandwich

A definitely pleasant dream, but one that is forever doomed to be unfulfilled since nobody, with the possible exception of their mothers, has ever figured out how to gain superuser access to a woman.

Indeed, trying to gain such access in the waking world often results in inadvertently dropping into the “bash” shell. 😉

Related Reading:

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology, 10th Edition (How It Works)
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

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3 Responses to “When Geeks Dream”

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  2. Josh Brandt Says:

    Ah yes, the Dog House. A lovely vacation spot when the couch is unavailable.

  3. jonolan Says:

    True, Josh. That’s why some things must remain dreams.

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