What is a geek? The Oxford English Dictionary gives a very bad definition;
- Noun. An unfashionable or socially inept person.
- Verb. Engage in or discuss computer-related tasks obsessively or with great attention to technical detail
Don't believe a word.
The true definition of geek is no longer so narrow, or so shallow. The GeekZone 1337 Dictionary defines geek as follows;
- Noun. An individual who is passionate, knowledgeable and/or interested in any subject
- Verb. "to Geek" "to Geek out". To engage in, or discuss with passionate excitement, something awesome, in any area or discipline.
One can be a geek about anything - not just computers, not just science, anything. The word "geek" is simply a way of describing the feeling of excitement one gets when one is doing something that one truly loves. There's no feeling like it - when you are challenging yourself to do it better, faster, more efficiently or however you wish to do it. Whatever it is.
It is a more subjective definition than that given by the old stuffs at the OED, but its also more accurate. Do you get excited by something? If so, you are a geek, and you must join the exciting, like-minded community that is GeekZone