Following some comments on my previous post on the wildly popular Geeks, I was made aware of the Venn Diagram explaining the difference between the oft-confused terms of Geek, Nerd, Dweeb and Dork. Even I was confused, since I was called each of these names at various occasions in my life (don't feel sorry for me, I fully embrace my state).
So following this diagram, I am a Geek. Yes, I know that means I don't consider myself socially inept...
There, now I feel better.
The New Geek
I have never hidden the fact that I am a geek, a dork or a nerd. I embrace that side of myself quite happily. I subscribe to and demonstrate most stereotypes associated with these 'special' people without issue. The geeks, the dorks and the nerds are my people.
I also teach to (and see business plans from) a bunch of nerds who want to become internet billionaires: 'This is the next Facebook, Google, Twitter' has become all to frequent. As a side effect to this, the 'social-media-anything-is-possible' craze has somewhat redefined the geek persona and lowered the barrier to entry into Geekdom.
That is why this new video from the Pantless Knights is so accurate, well written and à propos.
Geekdom, enjoy. This is the new us.
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