2012 is year of the undead / slayer.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in History of Tech!
Yes, I found the geek zodiac on Google+.
I was born in the year of the astronaut:
Merits: Bold, Team-Oriented, Precise
Demerits: Untethered, Distant, Controlling
Fun to read why they picked each symbol....
this rocks. just made my day. i was born in the year of the astronaut. would be fun to gather some metrics on entrepreneurs and see which geek signs they tend to fall under ;O)
Both Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were born in 1955.
Malcolm Gladwell talks about birth years in the first chapter of Outliers. :)
i think malcom gladwell and i could be friends. i love the questions he asks.
Too bad he doesn't believe in Facebook: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/04/101004fa_fact_gladwell
I actually agree with him. the notion that Facebook started the Arab spring - and all of the hype they got & credit they took for it - really made me angry because the tipping point for the Arab spring was the price increase on 25 pound bags of rice. Middle class people in Egypt & other countries were having trouble feeding their families. With the attention - at least in this country - going to Facebook it took attention off of a much more serious issue - the balance required for survival.
I am fairly certain those people in Tarir Square are still unable to buy the rice they need. Where is Facebook now? I don't expect Facebook to assume responsibility for people in tight spots. I just wish they wouldn't take credit for revolutions in the real world.