As people become more and more tech-savvy, toting the latest in sleek new gadgets wherever they go, rating cafes according to how good their wifi is, and skimming the latest Gizmodo, Wired and Mashable articles on their e-reader, what does it mean to be a geek?
The creators of ^this hilarious video would definitely say that being a geek (or a dork) is cool. I think so too. As we become more accustomed to using new tech and building relationships online, perhaps the definition of a “geek” is changing though.
I know there are plenty of other things traditionally associated with being a nerd (gaming, sci-fi, etc.), but maybe one day geeks will be the people who avoid tech – the paperback devotees and board-game night groupies. The people we think of now as geeks will be the popular kids and the big decision makers.
Maybe they already are…