We need a structure to organize this

Some questions I'd pose:
Many studies (with objective data, not just opinion) on this subject (nptech generally) exist. Have they been compiled anywhere else? If not, would anyone like to start a page compiling links to formal studies of nptech?

Do people even call themselves Circuit Riders any more? Are our models changing? What models do we have? I can think of: accidental techie. formal techie. consultant. developer. circuit rider (if still happening). volunteer. volunteer mobs (is there a better term?) like for spreadfirefox.