Am I a geek?
I am definitely not a nerd.
On the other hand, Time Out Mumbai has come out with an entry on the Bombay Quiz Club, where they have called us geeks. Now, I am thinking.
Okay, I took the test:
Not good, but not bad either.
Okay, after this, "Some factions maintain that "nerds" have both technical skills and social competence, whereas geeks display technical skills while socially incompetent; others hold an exactly reversed view, with geek serving as the socially competent counterpart of the socially incompetent nerd, and call themselves geeks with pride (compare Geekcorps, an organization that sends people with technical skills to developing countries to assist in computer infrastructure development). Another view is that "geeks" lack both social competency and technical skills. Arguably, a nerd is a more self-controlled sort of person, while a geek can be something of a loose cannon--or at least more awkward in an obstructive way than a nerd" and this, I am even more confused.
However, if this is true, "The unwritten geek credo states that originality and strangeness are good, and that blind conformity and stupidity are unforgivable", then I am with you (geeks). More on this after some thought.
Anyway, other stuff on nerds here and here! (Kidding, by the way)
Update: Falstaff sends me a post on 'geek pride' by mail. I am still not sure whether this is actually nerd pride.