The News in Geek: Singaporeans ‘Second Coolest on Earth’, Thanks to Geeks

No, this isn’t an article about the weather. While our current climes doth sooth our humidity ravaged skin, ‘cool’ here is a measure of being ‘hip’! Second only to the Brazilians, Singaporeans have been identified by CNNgo as the ‘second coolest (nationality) on earth‘, and as the article explains – it is all thanks to the geeks. While largely a statement about the internet saavy and technological reliance of the regular Singaporean (you’re more likely to see a smartphone user than not, for example), one knows that such dependency can only act as a gateway drug to greater geekdom. So raise a glass to Singapore fellow geeks – someone thinks Singapore is cool, and it’s all thanks to us. (Don’t forget to RT this blogpost!)


Think about it: in this digital age where blogging and updating Facebook are pretty much all that anyone does anymore, old school notions of cool have been rebooted. No longer the laughingstock, geeks are now inheriting the Earth.

With its absurdly computer-literate population, Singapore is geek central and its people can therefore claim their rightful place as avatars of modern cool. They’re probably all Tweeting about it right now.

Icon of cool: Lim Ding Wen. This child prodigy could program in six computer languages at age nine. A glorious future awaits.

Not so cool: With everyone stuck at their computers, the local government actually has to encourage Singaporeans to have sex.


The technological backbone of, Alvin’s machinist-nature also ensures that this blog remains alive when the unpredictable Murphy’s Law comes into effect.

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