When Gabe proposed the topic of this issue of CBR to us, he asked questions such as "How do you handle sharp technical people?" and "How do you manage them when they don't play nice?" We couldn't help but think of the stereotypical geek, defined in the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language as "a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept."1 That's a bit of a double-edged sword, isn't it? Valued technical skills, but not good at interacting with others.
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