Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Personal Computer Club of Toronto
Making fun of nerds is a pretty lame pastime (I myself have been the victim of aimless and unwarranted nerd bashing throughout my youth). So I have to point out, here, that it is for purposes of total admiration—not mockery—that I make you aware of the The Personal Computer Club of Toronto.
It's awesome enough that they chose to photograph each of their members in front of a faux tropical digital background (this guy even went the extra mile and photoshopped himself a Hawaiian shirt). But I was also touched to learn that these passionate people still believe, even now, that there is a need for an organization "to encourage public awareness of computer hardware and software." It's a quaint old sentiment—borrowed from the days we wrote programs on a cassette deck attached to my friend's Commodore VIC-20. Back then, we were dazzled by jagged circles on cathode ray tubes. If we only knew that, in the future, there would be palm trees (!), I'm pretty sure we'd all be in this club.
Posted by Ian at 11:04 AM