Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a geek? Are geeks highly intellectual individuals who are obsessively passionate over computer technology, or elements of pop culture so much that their lifestyle revolves around this passion? Can we label anyone who is well-versed with these topics as a geek? Or is there something else more fundamental that helps make this distinction?
My guess is that it has more to do with their attitudes than what they actually do that irritate (or perhaps, intimidate) others. Despite being socially awkward, their extraordinary attitudes are somewhat of a rare find, which is a good thing as these attitudes have to lead to some of the biggest tech-news-making events of this century.
Today, we see a greater acceptance and recognition for geeks (you can thank the late Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg for that).