The Modern Geek -
changing the stereotype
The day of duck-taped glasses, suspenders and pocket-protectors are quickly fading away. Its getting harder to
pick the geeks out of the crowd. Welcome to the day of the modern geek where the technically savvy not
only embody intelligence but display an elegant blend of style and personality.
They are less likely to be found at the bottom of the social ladder, but are influential in the lives of
millions by their very thoughts alone. They are more likely to design, develop and maintain the systems that impact
the quality of life for so many.
For some, the choices of runway model, professional athlete or pop singer were serious ones, but the fascination
with technology drives them to choose another path; these are the modern geeks. They are hidden among the masses,
only identifiable by the technology they carry buried amid their designer suits and attaché cases.
The blackberry on their belt serving as a phone and providing access to all emails, the internet, contact info
and more. The portable music player in the shirt pocket that they use more as a backup disk than for music.
An attaché case enclosing a laptop so powerful the acronyms to describe it exist only in the world of geek
speak. A brain so thirsty for knowledge it consumes all information in the vicinity only to hunger for more. This
is the modern geek.
They enjoy sports, but only on their HI-Definition TV. They dominate in their basketball league but only after
selecting the perfect sneakers to maximize the effectiveness of their go-to move. They are the teenagers who setup
the parental controls for their mom and dad. They have parties to celebrate turning 5 years old and for gifts they
ask for computer products by name.
The modern geek is everywhere and with each new generation and the progression of science and technology, they
are growing to be the majority and will someday be commonplace. As for me, I still keep a pair of tapped up glasses
on my mantel for old times sake.
ThinkGeek Holiday Gift Center
- Geek Speak
In the dictionary, a Geek is defined as A carnival performer whose act usually consists of biting the head off a live chicken or snake.
- Geek Speak II - The Awakening
Geek-Speak or techno-babble is pervasive. It seems that we are so impressed with our technical knowledge and expertise that we forget our audience.
- The Motorola Razr
Motorola has now produced the latest version of the Razr which seems to have taken the cell phone market by storm
- A Closer Look At MySpace Users
MySpace, at its core, is a social network. Socializing is just for kids? Of course not.