Monday, January 22, 2007

What do You Feel Being an Indonesian Nerd?

Finally, the event is running. All the controversial statements among Open Source Software (OOS) just gone with the wind. Some friends told me that Bona never invite them to his event. Some friends said that Bona bla bla bla. But Onno told me that Asia Source 2 is the participant event, not invitation event. Whoever could involved if they want by registered theirself from the web. Hmm maybe Indonesian is not familiar with that procedure. We as Indonesian prefer to be the invited guest that the participant? Dunno.

Romi said to me, “Actually, there’s no serious conflick among us. Just miscommunication. The problem between Information Technology (IT) community is just communication.”

Ah come on, Romi. Not only those community, but almost all of us has the same field problem. But okay, we could say that the IT people is the most part who has the communication problem.

“We are the nerd,” Kusmayanto told us in the meeting with Open Source community, last weekend in his office. Nobody blame him. Maybe because all of the people are agree with his statement.

What is nerd? Wikipedia wrote: “Nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who passionately pursues intellectual or esoteric, rather than having a healthy social life, participating in organized sports, or other mainstream activities. The Merriam-Webster definition is an "unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially: one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits."

So, that’s a double impact. A communication problem as Indonesian and as a nerd.

Hmm.. so how do you feel as Indonesian nerd, my friends????