Journal: News & Comment

Monday, May 15, 2006
# 3:33:00 PM:

Which would you rather be?

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Geeky DerekA few weeks ago my wife asked whether computery types like me thought that "geek" was still an insulting term. I was surprised, since as far as I was concerned, "geek" long ago turned into a term of endearment in the tech community. (She asked me after I referred to myself as a geek on this website.)

But it seems that the argument continues. I think that "nerd" now sounds passé, very 1980s, while "geek" is the current thing techies call ourselves. This store isn't, after all. (And, appropriately enough, is "Forbidden" when I visit it.)


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