Some people will have heard the history of why this week is Speak Out With Your Geek Out. The world before the internet was full of nerds/geeks v jocks, from that stereotyping of both groups emerged. Last month a female journalist, for whatever reason (monetary gain is popular answer); decided to bait the whole internet with a frankly insulting and derogatory shot at Geeks & Nerds.
This isn’t the 70’s, when computers are just being nurtured into life; when geekhood was at its most prolific. When D&D was the biggest game around, or computer gaming was just a dream in Bill Gates/Steve Jobs eyes. The internet is something connected with the military, during the Cold War era. This is the 21st century, where geeks and nerds have taken over the world; without firing a bullet.
Just sit there a moment and look around you, look at what people like us have created; built and brought to life. Computers, monitors, lights, radio super glue, photography; this is what is in front of just me. The list is endless of achievements of people who were laughed at or derided for being a dreamer. We didn’t call ourselves geeks or nerds, society gave us that name. As a geek I wear that name with pride, because of what we have contributed to society; despite being mocked and ridiculed. So two fingers to you society, without us you would still be living in caves and trying to keep warm; without fire.