When did being a geek become so cool? I remember a decade ago, it was considered offensive to call someone a geek, now it is almost a compliment. Being a geek has transitioned from embarrassing, to mainstream, to cool. Is it because people these days are so technologically smart? Is it because the sexy guys in Hollywood always play the role of the humble geek in movies?
I think we all have a certain degree of geek in us; it simply becomes a question of how much. There is definitely a geek hierarchy or geek-o-meter. I look at my 8 year old son, who not only has his own Mac and PC, but is also on Twitter, and I know that he is poised to become the next generation of super geek.
For all you geeks that were once taunted or belittled, if you were made to feel like a social outcast at any time in your life, that is over! This is your time! Guess what? Somehow you (we) are now part of the cool crowd!
I’ve put together a short but powerful list of 5 geek resources for you to embrace your inner-geekiness:
http://geekadvancement.com This is the Society of Geek Advancement which supports, embraces and unites geeks around the world. (see the video below)
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Geek WikiHow has this page dedicated to teaching people how to become a geek. The 11 step list includes buying at least three small electronic gadgets over $50 and clipping them to part of your clothes.
http://www.gk2gk.com These are the geek personals. Check out the site. Enough said.
http://www.geek.com This is the geek’s online technology resource. This site even includes a glossary of technical terms.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2049876_manage-geeks.html Do you own a company? Here are some suggestions for how to manage your team of geeks.
This post wouldn’t be complete without one of the best music videos ever about everyone’s favorite geek, Waldo. Enjoy!