Hey, Carla King just did a article for Sun where she allowed me to really pontificate, and I dive further into what it means to be a nerd.
Check it out here.
"Geek chic? Screw it, I'm a nerd," counters Newmark. "A recovering nerd," he amends, since 1972 when he took "a very good small-group communication course in college. There, "I had that little epiphany that it wasn't everyone else who had communications problems; it was me."
After that, he sought out even more corporate communication classes at IBM, where he worked for 17 years, and advises fellow nerds to "take a class, and then take some more." For his "remaining socialization issues" he refers to books and articles.