Again some navel staring scribbles about the Art of being Geek. The Dutch Wiskundemeisjes wrote a blogpost about the Venn Diagram, that was also printed in De Volkskrant. As a specimen they printed the The Geek/Nerd/Dork/Dweeb Venn Diagram, that has been around on the internet for a while and helps you determine which type of nerd you are. Of course I am Proud to be Geek, since I consider myself intelligent, others consider me obsessed, and – although some people try to blame me for being socially inept – I’m definitely not!.

Searching the internet archives for an English version of the diagram (De Volkskrant translated it in Dutch) I found the website “Geekologie“. There I found this diagram of Geek Culture.

Rather small, if you click on the picture the full-size pic will load.

It seems to me everybody is more a less a geek 🙂

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  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.