Self-taught or trouble shooter: This is how IT experts differ

We all know the nerd as the cliché figure of American high school films: the boys are highly talented but unsportsmanlike guys who were the counterpart to the “jocks”, the athletic but blunt football players at the top of the school hierarchy. The nerd, on the other hand, pretty much depicts the bottom link in the social chain – a lonely superbrain that grinds its teeth and sometimes jealous in front of the computer and proves itself unsuitable for small talk every day. A little cellar child, cold pizza, a high affinity for computer games and the nerd is finished as a stereotype of the 80s information society.