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Reviewed by ishan-49104 9 / 10

Holistic, broad treatment of nerd culture

The problem with "nerd culture" is that it neglects politics; the problem with most politics is that it neglects the implications that technology has, at least in this day and age. Traceroute combines the two, and for that, it's valuable. And don't be discouraged by the thought "I don't even know this person, why do I care about his life or journey?" Don't care about the person; the journey has elements and themes that everyone will find relevant. Not only is it very informative about things in science, tech and culture you probably didn't know about, but it weaves that together into questions about greater social systems that are universal for everyone in society. Only complaint is that I at least would have enjoyed a bit more time spent on the East Coast, but apart from that, completely worth checking out!

Reviewed by pronomen-28329 9 / 10

Beautiful soundtrack

I'm a musician, and there is one thing I absolutely HATE: careless, sloppy, unsystematic soundtracks, especially in documentary films. I know that it's hard to discover good music, but: COME ON! If it's true, Traceroute had a *total* budget of $15,000. There are no excuses anymore!

A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls a story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one can help define a movie; a terrible one can ruin an otherwise decent film.

Traceroute relies heavily on its amazing soundtrack to convey the mood of childhood and rebellion, nostalgia and counter-culture, traveling and arriving. There's a retro-electronic vibe present in most of the tracks, but also classical music, and all-time favorites like Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again.'

I'm glad the track list is here on IMDb. I need it for my own road trips!

Reviewed by Korn87 9 / 10

7000 miles of nerddom

I discovered this documentary through Jason Scott, a digital historian and filmmaker, who is one of the people featured in Traceroute. Jason recommended the film, and now I understand why. It is a dense, colorful and challenging road trip through the history of nerd culture. Our host, artist and self-proclaimed nerd, Johannes Grenzfurthner shares his life, his obsessions and his worldview with us. I have to admit that I never heard of him before watching the film, but now I want to go grab a beer with him. Two thumbs up!

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