Revisionism of the nerds

SlashdotIn ads aimed at techno-geeks, can you play on their nostalgia for high-school math class?

Maybe not, to judge by an online poll conducted by Slashdot.org, whose Web site bills itself as “News for Nerds. Stuff that matters.” The poll asked respondents to say which class in high school was their favorite. Science came in first (with 27 percent of the vote at last count), but “lunch” edged out math (21 percent to 20 percent). Lest you think today’s nerds were yesterday’s grinds, note that gym polled as many votes as study hall (6 percent apiece). For the rest of the stats, click here.

By the way, Slashdot runs an exemplary disclaimer at the bottom of its online poll results: “This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you’re using these numbers to do anything important, you’re insane.”

–Posted by Mark Dolliver