Folks... the fact that his site is at "webtv.net" may tell you something.
"What's the best thing about WebTV? At least now the AOLers have somebody to look down on."
1) Maybe he really does have an IQ of 147, whatever IQ means. And maybe the site is legit. In which case this is a really good basis for the theories about "cluster learning", of multiple intelligence
, of intelligence having many dimensions, rather than just one which is measured as "IQ". In this example, cluelessness of social norms about how to present oneself best for finding professional-level employment.
2) I'm starting to see people all over the net almost bragging about having Asperger's Syndrome
, a form of high-functioning autism that afflicts highly intelligent but unusually narrowly-focused people. There seems to be a bit of an <a href="http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&client=googlet&selm=395322a4.85880895
"Asperger's Pride"</a> movement going on. Absolutely no intent here to disparage people who are living with Asperger's. But there may be a flavor of that going on with this guy's site. Or not. IANAPSY (I am not a psychologist).
There was a fascinating article in Wired about Asperger's as The Geek Syndrome
a few months back. Including an Aspergers Quotient Test
which may be enlightening for many of us obsessed netizens to take. No, I'm not telling my score
3) The guy's site is a massive, well-executed troll, right down to it being at webtv, that sucked us all into over-analyzing.
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