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Recode writer Ina Fried calls it nerd bingo, and I believe I won:

I'd like to thank my parents, Louisa May Alcott, Donald J. Sobol, Nancy Drew, Judy Blume, my ninth-grade English teacher Mr. Bradley, my senior year vocab development teacher Mr. Van Deuren, those Sweet Valley High twins, my good friend Meredith, Harper Lee, J. D. Salinger, Jackie Collins, Judith Krantz, and every librarian I have ever known. And Steve Jobs, I guess, for ripping me off in the first place and thereby making this dream I never had a reality I never expected.

The person I do not thank is whoever made me read "Billy Budd."