Following the scifi channel’s survey, they have taken out a 4 page ‘advertising feature’ in this morning’s Metro. Their focus is on being a TV geek, clothes geek or travel geek in 1985, 2005 and 2025 (with Lost finally ending and a new TV reality show ‘Lost in Space’ where 10 contestants are set adrift in a space probe with limited oxygen!). Tech geeks, who called be called the more traditional definition, are given a scant 3 lines.
They offer words of wisdom for all who want to climb the ‘golden staircase to geekdon’:
- Realise your passion – find a topic and know it inside out
- Spend time and money on it – aquire knoweldge and stuff (lots of stuff)
- Talk about it – let everyone know and bamboozle your friends.
So, what are you waiting for?
personally I find the above-mentioned words of wisdom as something for giving meaning to one’s life rather than as a way to geekdon. 🙂
Entirely agree. The preception of geekdom is changing and coming out of the closet. The reach of the word extends and soon everyone will be a geek!