I play sports...
You are a trator to the C#rown
"They are weird." We have the same weird to non-weird ratio as every other group.
Ehh... not *totally* sure about that one, but we're not the basement dwelling mole people that most would assume @onyxthedog
"They are nerds." This is not generally true
I guess it depends on your definition of nerd really. To me, a nerd just means that someone is smart in a particular field. Most educated people agree with this. A geek on the otherhand is your cliche'd -
"My mom's not home do you want to play some D&D at the age of 41"
So, are all programmers nerds? Yes
Are they all geeks? Actually I've never met a programmer who was a geek. Most if not all of them were physically active in some way and had lives outside of school and programming. Of course they have less of a social life like oh say, me , but are by no means shut-ins. And qute a few excersized like your regular sports joks. I'm one of them actually, but I do it mostly out of habbit.
Really though, I excersise not because I've got my mind set on girls (ok I can't finish that with a straight face), but it's mostly because it helps me think a lot better and relieve stress
So if I may finish this rant, I will say I'm beginning to notice a pattern. As the computer science and games industry matures, I'm beginning to see a lot more aspiring programmers that blend in to society as just "normal people" than there used to be.I never quite thought I'd be saying this in my lifetime, but there's actually quite a few girls in my college (non-geek girls) that genuinley think the entire field is rather fascinating and this leads me to belive that many of classic cliches are fading out a bit. That's a good thing of course.