Geekery is not binary

I have two circles of friends.  Those who consider me to be a geek; and those who don’t.  (Those in the former group would argue that the latter is a null set.  The fact that I just used set theory might serve to bolster their viewpoint.)

But I assure you (I think), there are some people out there that don’t consider me to be geeky.  Odd, maybe.  But not geeky.

The thing with geekery is that it’s a scale.  There are people sitting across its entire range (if indeed it has a maximum) and therefore there is no such thing as being a geek or otherwise.  Your geekiness can only be compared to that of others.  Those geekier than me don’t consider me to be particularly geeky.  Those less so rarely miss an opportunity to expound on my geekiness.

What is certain is that I am on the scale (off the scale, some would argue), and my rating is higher than zero.  And that’s a place I’m happy to be.

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2 Responses to “Geekery is not binary”

  1. Alan on December 23rd, 2010 17:28

    you have two circles of friends, those who consider you a geek and those who haven’t met you, read your blog or spoken to you

  2. SLATFATF on December 31st, 2010 19:21

    Its not that you are on a geekyness scale its that you take it as an insult. Take pride in being a geek. After all, who do these people come to when they want their computers fixed (for that read show how to plug them in).

    Be proud of geekery

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