Badge Merit (2)
July 23, 2010
Last year, Randy Schmidt of Forge38 and John Young of Tikaro Interactive introduced embroidered, Velcro-backed Nerd Merit Badges. Some of them are RL versions of Foursquare badges; others include the Family Tech Support badge show above (“Requirements: You provide hardware, software, and telephone support for family computers and electronics — voluntarily or involuntarily”) and the coveted Inbox Zero badge (below).
Second in a series of six exploring the role of badges in hilobrow culture.