In fact, I've noticed that different layers of networking tend to attract different subcultures. Let's recap: Layer 1: Hardcore nerdsville. Pencil-protector for sure. Lots of fans of Richard Feynman. They might tell a joke like this:
- So this neutron walks into a bar, orders a pint of lager and begins to open his wallet. The barman says: "For you, no charge!"
More than Layer 7 (Web 2.0): Combine last subculture with a total lack of basic social graces, such as the capability to say thank you or even to stand in line. They don't drink Screaming Warthog -- they own the vineyard. They hire people to stand in line for them -- "standing in line should be a virtual function." Add a fake proclivity toward zen gardening and a superficial knowledge of the Matisse oeuvre. Might say they "adore Jazz," by which they mean they have a few pirated Charlie Parker MP3s on their iPod. Tell them to get lost!
— R. Scott Raynovich, Cultural Director, Light Reading