Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Nerdy neighbourhoods


The Washington Post has an article about Akihabara, the nerdiest place on earth (in a good way.) Apparently otakus not only visit but live there now, and choke up the streets with the pitter-patter of anime purchasing. I’ve been to Akihabara twice, and it’s plenty nifty, but there’s only so many pink minidisc players and chicks standing on boxes and ranting into megaphones in Japanese(presumably about the great deals to be had at “Crazy Hiro’s Transistor Emporium”)a brotha can take before you have to head to Shibuya and ogle kogai girls. 🙂

And there may be new geek neighbourhoods soon, as apparently India needs European expertise for the jobs that got outsourced from Europe and North America in the first place.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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