Carry On, Geek Culture. You’re Doing Great; A Response to Patton Oswalt

Back in 2010, Patton Oswalt, famous comedian, actor and author, wrote an article for Wired titled, Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die. You may or may not have heard of it. At the time, I was a 16-year-old finishing up my GCSEs and had barely even heard of Wired, let alone Patton Oswalt. I had no time or inclination to focus on what comedians apparently deemed pressing issues, so I never read it. I can only assume some of the praise and controversy it stirred up has been lost to time in the ten years since its publication.