A casual geek? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Since a geek denotes hardcoreness which is the antithesis of being casual. But I think I embody both definitions. Since I’m not 100% geek all the time. There are times that I let go of the geekiness and be normal. Not to say that being a geek is abnormal. But I tend to be a geek if the situation calls for it.
I tried to seek out meanings for the word geek from Wikipedia (But where else would a geek turn to?) Here are some definitions I like:
- A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media. Most geeks are adept with computers, and treat the term hacker as a term of respect, but not all are hackers themselves.*
- In a 2007 interview on The Colbert Report, Richard Clarke said the difference between nerds and geeks is “geeks get it done”. **
- Julie Smith defined a geek as “a bright young man turned inward, poorly socialized, who felt so little kinship with his own planet that he routinely traveled to the ones invented by his favorite authors, who thought of that secret, dreamy place his computer took him to as cyberspace—somewhere exciting, a place more real than his own life, a land he could conquer, not a drab teenager’s room in his parents’ house”.***
But enough about geekiness. I just want to have a blog so I can document my thoughts about stuff since I also feel that there’s a writer deep within me that wants to come out. So in effect I’m hitting two birds with one stone. I can practice my writing and blog about my geekiness at the same time.
That’s all for now, and I wish everyone to live long and prosper! (as a pointy-eared Vulcan is wont to say…)