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----- Forwarded message from Jason -----

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 14:42:30 -0500
From: Jason
Subject: [K12OSN] Good news about geeks!

I thought I would share this everyone:

The BBC reports that a report by Demos says that the all-consuming 
passions of geeks and nerds may actually be beneficial for society. The 
UK think tank's report published today, underlines the importance of 
'Pro-Ams' -- amateurs who pursue a hobby or pastime, in many cases an 
all-consuming passion, to a professional standard. The report says 
Pro-Am astronomers have made 'significant contributions' to the 
knowledge of the universe, while Pro-Am computer programmers are 
providing the only serious challenge to Microsoft's dominance of 
personal computing."



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