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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RE: Definition
by tc on Tue 7th Dec 2004 22:44 UTC

I must object to your mentioning anything resembling mobile telephony as a geek's trait.

Mobile phones are for people who lack the skill to make appointments, and instead have to move to within five kilometers of each other, then start calling to create the contact. "I am now at spot x. Where are you? Can you see me waving?"

My point being, people can use technology to increase their stupidity, by relying on it without understanding it. Whereas my geeky desire for understanding has prevented me from passing my driving exam, I could never understand what I was doing there.

I fix their computers, they drive me around, and all is well.