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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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37: The Knowledge Collector

December 7, 2014 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 12 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Matt McInerney of 5by5's On The Grid confesses his obsession with bookmarking Wikipedia entries, fawning over the useless knowledge he's accumulated, how he decides what links are worth saving in Pinboard, and what the future holds for services that cater to digital information hoarders like himself.

In addition, we discuss the font design, how fonts are named, whether or not Amazon should add more font options on Kindles, the argument against putting a case on your smartphone, the economics of cronuts, and why you should never get medical advice from Yahoo Answers.

It concludes with Matt balking on step three by failing to turn his pursuit of trivial knowledge into the care of full-text algorithmic searches.

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