Hmm, ye olde blog is stagnant again.
What is there that is really blog-worthy these days? It seems like all I really have to report is that I spend most of my days working on design projects… cafe-hopping for free wi-fi and the perfect espresso. I do admit that I have been slacking a bit more than I initially intended… especially on the stay up late/wake late thing. Old habits die hard.
Is it something in the basic formula of geeks that cause them to fall into this pattern? Is it the quantities of caffeine consumed that causes it? This mostly nocturnal pattern almost seems to be the norm for freaks and geeks everywhere.
Oh, and an aside to those of you that are fans of the show Freaks and Geeks: I ran into the DVD collection not too long ago… me want.
Some even go so far to claim they’re of the Vampire kind. S’funny. Many of those that claim to be vampires have very strong geek roots. Come to think of it, so do Furries. Uhm, never mind.
And BTW, Enjoy the Geek Hierarchy and see where you fall in the spectrum…. or enjoy the facts… or simply laugh.
What defines a geek? The definition seems to be quite varied, depending on who you ask. What is the fine line between a nerd and a geek? Can you be a nerd without being a geek, or vice versa?
It seems to me that a nerd is almost always book smart, the brightest kid in class… with accompanying lack of social skills. They pride in solitary accomplishments. They know a lot about one or two subjects. A geek, on the other hand, does not necessarily have to be the brightest of the bunch, but they are certainly smart. They seem to know a little about a lot of things. They are proud of their geek heritage, and like to show their prowess off to others, esp. other geeks.
The key here, I think, to separating the nerds from the geeks, is the social skills. Geeks tend to convene in groups, showing off their geek plumage. They take pride in their geekdom. Heck, the term “Geek out” was coined just for us.
Yeah. It takes one to know one.
So what do you think about Nerd versus Geek? Anything to add to the definitions?