The Nerd Pride movement, modeled on the Gay Pride movement, was started at MIT by Professors Gerald Sussman and Hal Abelson. Nerd pride paraphernalia includes baseball hats, buttons and – of course – pocket protectors.
“My idea is to present an image to children that it is good to be intellectual, and not to care about the peer pressures to be anti-intellectual. I want every child to turn into a nerd – where that means someone who prefers studying and learning to competing for social dominance”.
— Gerald Sussman, quoted by Katie Hafner, “New York Times”, 1994-08-29.
[nur-dee] /ˈnɜr di/ adjective, nerdier, nerdiest. 1. Slang. of or like a . adjective See nerdish See nerdlike adj. 1978, from nerd + -y (2). Related: Nerdiness. adjective Characteristic of a nerd: Above all, stay away from anything nerdy/ When the trendy become mainstream, the hip go nerdy (1970s+ Teenagers)
NEtwork REmote COmmunications. CSP with extensions to allow asymmetrical and asynchronous communications and fault handling. It is implemented on a network of Suns. [“A Concurrent Programming Support for Distributed Systems”, G. Spezzano et al, in Computing Systems vol 3, pp.423-447, U Cal Press, 1990]. (1994-11-11)
[neer-ee-id] /ˈnɪər i ɪd/ noun 1. any elongate cylindrical worm of the polychaete family Nereididae, including clamworms. adjective 2. of or relating to the family Nereididae. [neer-ee-id] /ˈnɪər i ɪd/ noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) Classical Mythology. any of the 50 daughters of Nereus; a sea nymph. 2. Astronomy. a moon of the planet Neptune. /ˈnɪərɪɪd/ […]
[neer-ee-is] /ˈnɪər i ɪs/ noun, plural nereides [ni-ree-i-deez] /nɪˈri ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA) 1. . /ˈnɪərɪɪs/ noun 1. any polychaete worm of the genus Nereis See ragworm
[neer-ee-uh s, neer-yoos] /ˈnɪər i əs, ˈnɪər yus/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a sea god, the son of Pontus and Gaea and father of the Nereids. /ˈnɪərɪˌuːs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a sea god who lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereides a Christian at Rome […]