Whenever I post a list of potential Geek Trivia topics
and ask my readership (all three of you) to guess which I'll choose,
nobody musters up even a half-cocked quasi-ironic shot in the dark. I
figure if a tactic isn't even worth mocking, it's not worth trying, so
that little trend is over.
Instead, I'm just going to say that the Nov. 9 Geek Trivia will cover a
topic that has been requested heavily by past readers. And by
requested, I mean cited as evidence to point out mistakes in previous
Geek Trivia columns. If nothing else, I'll get plenty of I-told-you-so traffic when I miss an obscure detail on the subject. It's all about the pageviews, baby.
[Hint: My most popular columns are about the space program or video games. Way to confound the geek stereotype, people.]
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.