“My mother had invited us on an all-expense-paid beach vacation at a resort in France. There was just one problem. As I told my sons in our living room, ‘It’s a nude resort.'” In the NYT, Charity Robey on vacationing with mom.

+ Adam Rogers in Wired: What 800 nerds on a cruise ship taught me about life, the universe, and snorkeling.

+ I love nerds and respect their rise to power. But I’m not sure I want to live in world where the creator of Minecraft has enough dough to outbid Beyonce for a house.