San Francisco mayor: 'We're all geeks!'

In a fireside chat in Second Life, Gavin Newsom pays homage to everyone's inner geek.

Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale interviews San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in 'Second Life' on Tuesday. The two talked about similarities between the virtual world and San Francisco. Daniel Terdiman/CNET

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is doing his part to take away the stigma of being a geek.

In a fireside chat in the virtual world Second Life, Newsom responded to a question from Philip Rosedale, CEO of Second Life publisher Linden Lab, about virtual worlds not just attracting geeks.

The mayor laughed and offered a wonderful response: "Why are you so sensitive about geeks? It's all good," Newsom said. "We're all geeks."

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