Geek 1.0 and Geek 2.0

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The evolution of the geek.

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    15 Responses to Geek 1.0 and Geek 2.0

    1. Seen this before and I still _hate_ this image. Geeks come in plenty of different types, and we refer to this type as the “douchebag”.

      My personal feeling is that this is the image of a Mac-toting, self-loving idiot, not necessarily a geek.

      Le sigh.


    2. Most can be seen toting their girlfriend replacements (a.k.a. friend isolators, a.k.a. iPhones).


    3. @placatedmayhem: I agree. Any douche can wear a black tee and jeans and buy the latest gadgets, surfing the web at will and acting like…well, like you said, a douchebag. Geekiness goes deeper than the functions of your watch.


    4. forgot bluetooth headset (one on each ear none-the-less, for cellphone and PS3, you can never be too well connected)


    5. Somebody is confused. Geek 1.0 is more nerd than geek.

      I resent the fact that the word “Geek” has been mainstreamed.


    6. lets not forget.. 2.0 gets paid more


    7. @Elepski: Wrong. All those jobs that were seen as guru positions and paid loads of money back in the day are now hamster in the wheel jobs and are paid buttkiss.


    8. @rattybad: Indeed. Only way you can assert your geek-hood is by doing things. To take the Jeff Foxworthy approach, if more than a few people call you their “personal tech support”, you might be a certifiable geek. Just one of many possible indicators.

      @Elepski and @outofocus: The unfortunate reality is that pay does not always increase with technical ability. Now, compared to everybody he graduated high school with, yeah, he’s probably making a good bit more than the average (my personal experience, anyway).


    9. @placatedmayhem: A bit more than average doesn’t mean much here in Silicon Valley where the line for low income when it comes to housing ends at $52k/yr.


    10. Let’s looks at it this way.

      Bill Gates is the archetypal geek 1.0.

      The second geek has a mac.

      Bill Gates is ridiculously wealthy.

      Macs are meant for art students and hipsters. Neither of which are usually very wealthy.

      Except maybe the hipsters.


    11. Phail. Geek 2.0 is actually Geek v1.8.45.b.


    12. BLASPHEMY!!!!
      you can only be a true geek if you have a PC!!!!!
      I WILL NEVER OWN A MAC!!!!!!


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