How to be Polite… for Geeks

They say don’t be a dick, but they never tell you how.

Quinn Norton
Aug 25, 2014 · 14 min read

Politeness is this: respect and kindness, with context taken into consideration.

A Note about Importance

A little bit of theory

Umwelt

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Red. Trust me.
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There are a lot of people.

A lot of practice

Politeness is catchy

Explicit is better than implicit

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Margaret Barr’s 1955 ballet “Strange Children.” Tons of implicit knowledge here.

A Relationship is Not a Competition

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection.

Thanks to CollegeFool and Kendra Vaculin

Quinn Norton

Written by

A journalist of Hackers, Bodies, Technologies, and Internets. ‘’Useless in terms of… tactical details’’ -Stratfor Contact me here: https://t.co/u4F7yfikU4

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi @jamielaurenkeiles @vijithassar @yungrama @zeynep. Season 1 available on DVD shortly.

Quinn Norton

Written by

A journalist of Hackers, Bodies, Technologies, and Internets. ‘’Useless in terms of… tactical details’’ -Stratfor Contact me here: https://t.co/u4F7yfikU4

The Message

A Pandaemonium Revolver Collection. Season 2 stars @anildash @alanalevinson @ftrain @hipstercrite @itsthebrandi @jamielaurenkeiles @vijithassar @yungrama @zeynep. Season 1 available on DVD shortly.

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