Nerd, Geek or Both?
What is the modern day definition of a nerd and a geek? Why did being a geek or nerd become a bad thing to be?
Are nerds and geeks two classes of future bosses or just levels to becoming an engineer. Do you need a bit of both to become a great engineer? Let me explain?
What is a nerd?
A nerd is someone who decides to concentrate on non-social studies. Nerds are your boss of tomorrow. Nerds love to use unfamiliar references. A nerd loves a life of solitude.
Nerds enjoy programming, chess, and other strategy games. Nerds are introverted. They work for NASA, software developers or an engineer.
A nerd does not have to be scrawny, pimple faced, or introverted. We come in all shapes and sizes. Most don’t go to the gym unless I am mentoring them. I suggest to all nerds that physical and mental stamina are important for long hours of study and research.
What is a geek?
A geek is someone who excels in a subject and it is a major focus in their lives. More than a casual hobby. A geek will use obscure references all the time. You would have expert knowledge. I would be considered a computer geek. Someone who really know sports would be a sports geek. A person who really knows about cars and components in a car would be an auto geek.
Geeks play board games, gadgets, hacking, and follow movie directors and composers.
Geeks might have artistic jobs like games, graphic, or web designers.