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Why does it seem one-upmanship and snootery are more prevalent in UK geek culture than in the US?

Why does it seem one-upmanship and snootery are more prevalent in UK geek culture than in the US? It’s really weird.

I’ve felt this for a long time. It’s more obvious in free culture than in software to me.
I describe it as the same-five-people problem. Look on the board of most free culture type organisations and you’ll see what I mean.
I’m happy to say that Free Culture Foundation is different. We’re far from perfect, but we’re getting better. Promise.

By Matt Lee

Artist, writer, director and recovering free software user.

One reply on “Why does it seem one-upmanship and snootery are more prevalent in UK geek culture than in the US?”

I was pretty surprised to see this here! I was just looking through random blogs from the Hack Day wiki and thought.. hey, I remember saying that 😉 Look forward to seeing you on the day!

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