Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines "geek" as:
Etymology: probably from English dialect geek, geck fool, from Low German geck, from Middle Low German
1 : a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake
2 : a person often of an intellectual bent who is disliked
3 : an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity geek>
- geek·dom /'gEk-d&m/ noun
- geek·i·ness noun
- geeky /'gE-kE/ adjective
I'm not too happy about the first two definitions, but I'll take the third.
(I didn't know Colonel Sanders was a geek - see definition 1)
However, let me introduce myself; my real name is Rob and I live near the wonderful city of Dunedin, which is also where I grew up.
I have been working in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years now, and I'm still enjoying it. My interests are: Star Trek, Sci-fi novels, motorcycling and photography.
Maybe Merriam-Webster should include me in their definition??!?
What has really impressed me about other blogs I have read, has been the level of humanism being shown by many of my fellow geeks. I will always endeavor to maintain this sort of standard in my blog and forum postings.
I am looking forward to keeping up this blog. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to say though, I guess I'll just post what gets me going.
One thing about being a techie in the beautiful South though, I do get around a bit. Check out the sunset over the Maniototo a couple of weeks back:
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