I LOVE technology! I’m a combination of nerd and geek. Nerd would be my constant reading of books. Geek would be my love of new technology. I have been trying to come up with a new word with combining the words. Can’t use Gerd as it’s more widely know for reflux. Neek sounds like a combination of neat and geek. Then I decided to look up what the definitions are.
Nerd is someone with an extreme interest in a field of study and “Very likely to be a rocket scientist, a renowned yet reclusive professor, a scientist, an intellectual, a computer programmer, an engineer, an inventor, etc.” Well crap, guess I’m not a Nerd as we all know I am so NOT a brainiac.
Geek is someone who has an interest in a specific area such as technology and can often spout out long-winded statements about it. “Likely to be a gamer, a Star Trek fan, technologically enthused, a film series/book series buff, a free-spirited (not malevolent) technology hacker, a creator of unusual objects (artist, etc.). Well hell, that’s me but not me. I love certain video games, Star Trek (yes all of them) if I find a book I like and there is a series I read them all, but I certain dont spout out long-winded statements about it.
Dork is someone who is totally socially inept and is obsessive – intelligence is NOT required. So totally, mostly, better not be me. I would say I’m socially inept around a bunch of my husbands coworkers when they are talking work so that doesn’t count.
For an easier way to look at it:
Want to find out which you are check out OKCupid. They have a nerd, geek, or dork test. Want to know what I am?
Now I don’t know if I am relieved or irritated to discover that what I have always labeled myself is not true or if (gasp) I’m irritated at being called Joe Normal. Joe Cool would have been so much better. Wait… is there a test for that too?