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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22: The Book Hoarder

August 24, 2014 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 10 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Scott McNulty of The Incomparable and Random Trek shares his pathological need to buy more books despite the 1000+ he has that remain unread, why he owns at least 14 different Kindles and has an obsession with e-ink devices, his irrational fascination with the Oxford English Dictionary, and how compulsion and the sense of accomplishment fuels the "nerd" economy.

In addition, we debate the best & worst Star Trek series, how geeks enjoy science fiction because of the "rules", why morally ambiguous characters make for better fiction, how binge watching has made people more picky and more entitled, and how we may prefer "armchair quarterbacking" a TV show more than actually enjoying the story presented to us.

It concludes with Scott completing step two by admitting that there's no digital reading device - regardless of screen refresh rate or storage capacity - that will ever quash his incessant need to acquire more books.

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