Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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by Sander Stoks on Tue 7th Dec 2004 08:35 UTC

It may be partly a "revenge" thing. Most computer geeks (or nerds, if you will) were the kids who were picked last at the football-team-lineup at gym during high school, who sit at parties unnoticed and wondering what the heck everybody's talking about, who simply can't understand how these "other" people lead their lives without ever wondering about anything.

Now, the tables are turned - they have found something they can understand, and nobody else seems to be able to.

Remember: The question "Oh, does formatting my harddisk mean I have lost all my data?!" is quite similar to a "computer geek" as the question "Oh, does saying to a girl that she looks fat in this dress mean I have ruined my chances of getting laid tonight?" to a "social geek". It's just that there are 99 "social geeks" (i.e. "normal people") to every computer geek, so they are the norm.