Per A.J. Liebling, prairie geniuses are raced in cheap company when young.
But then came the internet, eradicating time and space beyond even the capabilities of railroads and telegrams: now that we're living in the future, we can interact with anyone, anywhere, asynchronously or in real time, who shares our interests in chess, collecting Soviet New Year cards -- anything, no matter how otaku or obscure.
Soviet New Year's card
Back Where I Came From, A.J. Liebling