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Geek (Slang Term)


Geek Basic Facts:
  • Slang Term.
  • The definition of geek has changed significantly with time.
  • There is no longer a clear definitive meaning.
  • Generally considered to be a socially inept person regarded as peculiar, odd, foolish, or clumsy.
  • Particularly when that same person is overly obsessed or accomplished at intellectual, scientific or technical pursuits.
  • There may be a small association with having the first name Steve (see famous geeks below).
  • Related words include dweeb, dork, gimp, nerd & spod.
Interesting Link:
100 basic skills a geek can do.

Famous Geeks Include:
  • Bill Gates
  • Dennis Fong
  • Eric S. Raymond
  • Frag Dolls
  • John Carmack
  • Larry Page
  • Linus Torvalds
  • Michael Saul Dell
  • Paul Allen
  • Richard M. Stallman
  • Robert Scoble
  • Sergey Brin
  • Steve Ballmer
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve Wozniak
  • Violet Blue
  • Wil Wheaton
Image by Francis Storr (cc)

Tags:

Geek - Intellectual - Obsession


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