It’s a little bit of geek chic, I guess. I particularly love him for how awkward he can be in interviews–the nervous peal of laughter when he can’t match the emotional beats of the host, and then the borderline asbergian intensity when he starts wonking away. Man, I could watch Nate wonk it all night long.
I wonder, as the world tilts along the autism spectrum, how long will it take for this to be a more commonly held view. Here is a reader actually appreciating Nate for his social awkwardness!