Tuesday, August 21, 2007

For Travis... (to clear up a terminology dispute)

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

60 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 39% 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)!


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test


See, I may be a nerd, but I scored NEARLY AS HIGH on geekery!

2 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Perpetual Beginner said...

Heh. Apparently I'm Tri-Lam material. 95% Nerd, 30% Geek, 56% Dork.

Then again, I've known about my nerdiness for a very, very long time.

Travis said...

Still a dork.....