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Posted October 27th, 2008 at 10:05 AM by EternalThanos86
Slang. –noun
2. a computer expert or enthusiast (a term of pride as self-reference, but often considered offensive when used by outsiders.)
-from the Random House Unabridged Dictionary

When pop culture began to emerge as an American national icon (c. 1980s), a countercurrent of anti-popularism emerged with it. Some people just didn't care about being popular in school, instead choosing to fit into their secluded groups where a common interest fed friendships more than an actual relationship between people..

How did the "in" crowd view such dissenters? Geeks. They were weirdos who did not fit the social models. They fantasized about the "wrong" things, spent endless hours on "kid games," and talked "nonsense" to other people.

Of course, Geeks is a broad label, ranging from computer geeks to fantasy and sci-fi geeks to just plain ol' weirdo geeks. Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, Star...

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