Nerditry, like single serve whole milk yogurt and good breeding, is becoming harder and harder to find, Dear Reader.
Consider, if you will, the .sig file.
Long a friend of the thoughtful, movie quoting, perhaps even politically minded nerd, the .sig (non nerd Americans, please pronounce "dot sig") file has evolved from a hidden text file directing your e-mail program to add your name, phone number, and REDONKULUS Joel Robinsonism to the end of your every electronic missive to a... well, non-hidden, can-be-named-whatever file that doesn't seem to need to be a text file these days either.
Who can keep up?
Attempting to do just that, as the modern girl does, Dear Reader, I asked the guy sitting next to me: "What's the best way to format your .sig here?"
Well, maybe he isn't really nerdy - I definitely heard him being confused about file formats earlier in the day - so I asked a couple of other coworkers. With the same results!
How do you get into VFX not knowing what a .sig is? Where do these people come from? How did they get in the building? WHO ARE THE AD WIZARDS?
What I truly fear, Dear Reader, is that the real question is, "How old do you have to be to remember a .sig file, anyway, DAAAAAYMN?"
Except that for TRUE nerds, you're never too old to forget nerd arcana. So ha ha on YOU, non-nerd non-losers who sit nearish to me! HA HA indeed! Victory is, indeed, sweet. So I've heard.
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