NERDS have asked well-meaning relatives not to give them the new Malcolm Gladwell book for Christmas.
The nerds announced that a paperback of David And Goliath would be a worse gift than a Big Bang Theory box set, a Schrödinger’s cat t-shirt or a Dr Dreadful Food Lab edible chemistry set.
Tom Logan, a Physics PhD candidate said My Mum actually rang me up to tell me about Gladwells book. She said Its about science! You do science!
Im working on a force and motion project right now, and it would honestly be more helpful if she bought me a Terrys Chocolate Orange.
Emma Bradford, the aunt of a computer programmer, said: Last Christmas we got our nephew a film called Demon Seed about an evil computer that gets Julie Christie pregnant, but I dont think he liked it that much.
I thought he might like the Gladwell book because it probably mentions computers and his sort of thing, but he says its populist pseudo social science from a media mouthpiece.
“Maybe it’s about the wrong sort of computers.
Malcom Gladwell said: Theres no money at all in writing for the hardcore nerd science market, but once you do a more accessible book their elderly relatives will hear about, youre quids in.
I shall be spending Christmas in Antigua, as long as sales projections hold and no-one remembers to ask for gift vouchers.