Nerd, geek, whatever dude.
Little known fact about James: In grade 7 I was more excited about the release of Super Mario 3 than I was about the school dance.
Er… School dance? What school dance?! 😛
Sure, some geeks eventually make something of themselves with knowledge and passions, but many can never overcome their social problems enough to succeed in any field. Many, while they may like geeky things with associated careers (e.g. programming, math, science), aren’t actually very good at them.
From the maker of the damn excellent iPhone app/utility Instapaper, comes an equally excellent blog post on what geeks are.
It’s really good.