Take a group of geeks
, throw them in a house together, watch them play more games, buy more hardware
, write more code
, and get less sleep than ever before.
This, along with naming one's house, is an idea that everyone thinks they invented. But I knew of several named geek houses in 1989, and I bet they weren't the first.
I think the idea originally came from some sort of collective geek conciousness.