Ethan Zachary is far ahead of the curve when it comes to human nerds. While all the other dateless shut-ins were still hanging out in their parents' basements playing Dungeons & Dragons, Ethan was playing and programming MMORPGs. A computer whiz, Ethan knows how to unlock the true memory storage capablities of your average floppy disk, something the Commodore 64 never could.
Marvel Comics continuity
Ethan Zachary was a human computer programmer who oversaw a game of Multi-World between Optimus Prime and the Protectobots against Megatron and the Combaticons with the hydrothermocline energy generator as the prize. He eventually saved Prime's entire memory and personality onto a floppy disk (no, really) in the wake of Prime's subsequent death.