Here is an article from -Wired- indicating a synergy between the aspie world and the world of computer software.
I have seen estimates that hypothesize that as many as 20 percent of the males in the computer software business are either aspies or auties.
I was a child in thd late 30's and 40's. In those days neurological dysfunctions were not understood particularly well and there was a general intolerance to and for people who were "peculiar" and "touched in the head". Prior to 1950 there were no psychotgropic drugs to manage various neurological dysfunctions such as bi-polar disorder, schizhophrenia, severe depression (melancholia).
Aspberger's was not even identified until 1944 by Doc Aspberger in Austria and did not enter mainstream clas
A clue to one's nature can be inferred from his favorite characters and heroes.
My favorite fictional characters:
Andrew Martin, the android in -Bicentennial Man-, played by Robbin Williams.
Sarek and Spock, the son of Sarek. I dig Sarek. He married an earth woman and was happy to do so. I relate to that. I too married an earth woman.
Data, the android in ST:TNG. His naivete reminds me a great deal of my childhood before I learned to pass for human.
In -Atlas Shrugged- my faves were
I will make the first posting to my blog.
1. I always wanted a blog. Now I have one. Thank you, MSK.
2. Here is place for mindless people like me. I have Aspberger's syndrome, a neural variant found in about 20 percent of the U.S. population. Our intellectual machinery does not work quite the same way as for Neuro-Typicals (you guys).
3. People like me tend to trades and professions that are rule-based and are rewarding to the literal minded. There are a lot of Aspies in the computer and so