December 28, 2006

I am now a self-professed "Modern, Cool Nerd"

Continuing the meme from Jodi...

I've taken several Nerd vs. Geek quizzes, but I like the focus of this one. Straightforward criteria, and straightforward questions. Here's me:

Modern, Cool Nerd
73% Nerd, 73% Geek, 34% Dork


For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

1 comments:

Jodi said...

I hoped I would score as a MCN... That's like royalty in the nerd world. You are my hero.