10 Types of People
From my (geek) buddy Leo in Washington. (Keep reading after the end: there's a "second punchline".)
People of normal intelligence will laugh at it.
People of extra-normal intelligence will laugh twice.
True geeks will only laugh the second time.
Those who didn't pay attention in school won't get it.
Those that understand binary, and those that don't.
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When I originally published this on my now-long-defunct "Randy's Random" mailing list (on 19 July 2002!), it started going around online that I was the originator of this saying (in the box above). Even though it clearly said where I had gotten it in the intro, repeated here. I actually had to deny being the author, since I didn't want to claim credit for someone else's (excellent!) work.
Posted September 29, 2011