"I've stopped worrying so much about my son Dylan. He's a healthy, normal kid, who just happens to be an obsessive information sponge. And there's nothing wrong with that. After all, we're currently living in a Bizarro society where teenagers are technology-obsessed, where the biggest sellers in every bookstore are fantasy novels about a boy wizard, and the blockbuster hit movies are all full of hobbits and elves or 1960's spandex superheroes. You don't have to go to a Star Trek convention to find geeks anymore. Today, almost everyone is an obsessive, well-informed afficianado of something.
Brainiac! by Ken Jennings