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Notes Chapter Two 1. If you want to read more about the nature of geeks, consult the Ref- erences. Gerald Weinberg has long been the pioneer in writing about the human element of technical work. His books have stood the test of time. Even the ones that were written decades ago are just as relevant today as they were when he wrote them. 2. For the two people reading this book who are not familiar with Star Trek, it was a science fiction television series from the 1960s that has attained cult status, especially among geeks. Mr. Spock, first officer on the starship Enterprise, was a Vulcan, a race of beings that had evolved to so revere logic as to suppress their emotions com- pletely in order to govern their lives by logic. 3. Csikszentmihalyi, M. Finding Flow. New York: Basic Books, 1997, pp. 31­32. 4. Encyclopaedia Britannica. (15th ed.) 1991, vol. 16, p. 623. Chapter Four 1. The Standish Group. Chaos: A Recipe for Success. Web-based report, 1999. 241