Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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10: The Validation Whore

June 2, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Kyle Roderick, UX at Mophie and host of Transmission works through step four by sharing his fear of his projects being judged by peers, why he shies away from talking to people about his podcast, how he cares too much about the expectations others appear to place upon him, and his irrational need to water down opinions for the sake of fitting in to a certain group.

In addition, we discuss how geeks get bogged down with the tools of the trade versus producing the actual content, why mainstream podcast adoption will come through personalities and not technological advances, how we take it as a personal affront when an unspoken social contract is broken, and how our favorite topic will always be ourselves.

We round out the meeting by explaining how our social sphere molds the persona we take on, why there's so much condescension geeks give towards those who follow sports, and how we're much more aware of our phone's battery usage than the typical person.

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