Monday, July 21, 2008

Confirmation of something my friends knew all along

Over on Ravelry (that would be the place I've been spending far too much time lately, which is why this blog is developing cobwebs), somebody posted a link to the Nerd, Geek, or Dork test. How could I resist that?

Well, after answering several dozen questions about my personal life and habits, it came up with this result:

Modern, Cool Nerd

70 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 22% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgeable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Oh, and for the record, they misspelled knowledgeable ("knowledgable") and you know I just had to correct it before pasting that.

So yes, I am the mom that the other moms call when they get new wireless routers.


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