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OMD: Pilgrims' Unplanned Progress

Toby Goldstein, Creem, June 1982

NEW YORK — Think a minute, and recall the members of the Electronics Club at your school. If stereotypes haven't been swept under the carpet in this supposedly liberated land, the composite you've created is probably male, unathletic, either scrawny or chunky, awkwardly dressed, complete with bulging toolbox, and cursed with vision correctable only with Coke bottle lenses: For years, the tinkering types, loners all, were assumed to be so introspective and unappealing that calling them "spuds" would be taken for a compliment.

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