Saturday, August 4, 2012

Geek History Month

We are now a few days into the glorious month of August.  A Bittersweet month for me.  The Iowa State Fair happens during August and we always have a great time at the fair.  The weather is really heating up meaning more pool and lake time, but August also means a return to work.  Yes, in just 2 weeks, I have to go back to teaching.  But I don't want to depress you, my beloved readers, with my sadness at returning to school.  NO!  I want to bring about a very serious matter that has come to my attention.

Nowadays, it seems as though everyone has their month.  There is Black History Month, Women's History Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month, just to name a few.  Now I used to be a history teacher and I have taught units on each of these groups' months.  I was thinking of groups that have been left out of the "Special" month naming and I came up with one very important group.  This group of hard-working and proud Americans have long suffered from prejudice and stereotyping.  They have contributed greatly to our culture and economy.  Without them, we would not be where we are today.

I am talking about geeks, who have contributed so much to society, while being so misunderstood. Yet for some strange reason, nobody has ever thought to declare a "Geek History Month."

Well I am here to change all of that.  In honor of the Bill Gates', Erkels, that skinny kid with glasses at school, I am hereby decreeing this month, the month of August, to be "GEEK HISTORY MONTH!" 

So why did I pick August?  On August 6, the internet web page was born.  Bill Gates has mentioned August is his favorite month, and AOL will be holding its first annual Geek Awards on August 16 in Los Angeles, featuring celebrities who aren't afraid to embrace their more technical side.

So there you have it - It is officially Geek Month.  ENJOY!!!!

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