neophilia

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neophilia

/nee"oh-fil"-ee-*/ The trait of being excited and pleased by novelty. Common among most hackers, SF fans, and members of several other connected leading-edge subcultures, including the pro-technology "Whole Earth" wing of the ecology movement, space activists, many members of Mensa, and the Discordian/neo-pagan underground. All these groups overlap heavily and (where evidence is available) seem to share characteristic hacker tropisms for science fiction, music, and oriental food. The opposite tendency is "neophobia".
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In any event, Christopher Booker is surely right when he writes in The Neophiliacs, "As the Sixties came to an end, not even the most dispassionate survey of the decade could disguise the almost universal suspicion that something had gone with this great unleashing of expectation.
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