(Re) Welcome to the Revenge of the Nerds Economy

(originally published on 15 June 2011 on nomadic-developer.com)

Many of you will remember Revenge of The Nerds, that fine classic movie where a bunch of, well, nerds take over the campus of Adams college by outsmarting and outwitting the jocks. For people who work in computers of a certain age and disposition — say, a late 30s geek from a western culture like myself who might have fit the nerd stereotype at various points in his early upbringing — the movie was somewhat influential. It told a story that, translated into economist-speak, equates to…