I've been reading your site forever - wanted to share a story.
So I'm in some Asian food-court type place in NYC yesterday and in comes a crowd of about 25 people. Here's the breakdown of this crowd:
*80/20 white/asian (didn't see any hispanics or blacks)
*Mostly ages 18-25 or so, but with quite a few middle aged people
*Many were either very obese or sickly skinny and pale
*UNDENIABLY nerdy, everything about them screamed dungeons & dragons. I mean the group was so nerdy in appearance my girlfriend yelled at me because I couldn't stop staring. I would describe this group as the kids that would be picked last in gym.
*One guy was wearing a Charles Darwin shirt but in the image of the famous blue & red obama image...Some androgynous young lady (?) was wearing some shirt that said something about defending your digital rights
Anyway, this group is so interesting to me that I finally ask one guy what the meetup is...And it was...
A Wikipedia Meetup!!!! (Basically all these folks are hardcore wiki editors).