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'Revenge of the Nerds' Writer on Popularity and Success

'Revenge of the Nerds' Writer on Popularity and Success
Photograph by 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Everett Collection

Popular kids in high school may have higher incomes later in life, according to a study released on Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private research organization in Cambridge, Mass. News of the report has taken the web by storm.

In response to this development in the eternal popular-kid vs. nerd struggle, Bloomberg Businessweek caught up with Steve Zacharias, writer of the 1984 classic film Revenge of the Nerds and now a teacher at Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University.