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Wired 9.12: The Geek Syndrome: “Nick is building a universe on his computer. He’s already mapped out his
first planet: an anvil-shaped world called Denthaim that
is home to gnomes and gods, along with a three-gendered race known as kiman.
As he tells me about his universe, Nick looks up at the ceiling, humming
fragments of a melody over and over. ‘I’m thinking of making magic a form
of quantum physics, but I haven’t decided yet, actually,’ he explains.
The music of his speech is pitched high, alternately poetic and pedantic
– as if the soul of an Oxford don has been awkwardly reincarnated in the
body of a chubby, rosy-cheeked boy from Silicon Valley. Nick
is 11 years old.”

(Via Wired.)

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