individuals who whose intellectual experience
is limited to a single domain, culture or genre.
Western culture has historically been very good at turning out individuals who are blind to the glories of other cultures. Intellectually inbred individuals also include:
You're likely to be intellectually inbred
if you receive more of your intellectual fodder by a single genre
, modern novels
, classic literature
, technical documentation
, pulp romances
, civil war documentaries
, wildlife documentaries
, the WWW
, …) than all other genre
s put together.
Many geeks are intellectually inbred, many for example assume that Unicode contains no embedded cultural assumptions (hint: it assumes the primacy of written language); that most modern languages are easily representable on the internet (hint: try Hindi) and that Robert A. Heinlein invented utopian novels.