Geeks, what are they? Geeks or nerds are usually known to be very intelligent, excellent at academic pursuits, video games and have a number of interests which includes playing role-playing games, sci-fi and comic books.
Now what I have typically described is the stereo typical view of a geek, especially from the eighties and nineties. Geeks are generally not considered very cool and the last thing some sections of the population wanted to be associated with is being a geek.
Can you recollect the behaviours at the right at the start of the essay? The list of behaviours that a geek has. Which behaviours do you think you actually have?
What a lot of what people see as geek characteristics, is considered the norm in today’s world. For instance, look at video gaming. The first video game was Pong, since these early beginnings the video game industry has multiplied many times with thousands of games being sold to people of all ages and demographics. Almost every household owns a games console or computer. And many people within these households play video games.
Look at the increasing significance of the internet. Just about every demographic uses a PC; we all have some form of computer competence even if at times we think otherwise. As an example how many of your friends are on Facebook
If you need even more evidence of the popularity of geek culture, one of the most popular programmes to come out of America in recent years is The Big Bang Theory. And of course The Big Bang Theory is all about nerds. This program is very successful in main stream America.
Look at the success of geek clothing And I particular, geek shirts. There are so many designs to choose from. The number of retailers and dedicated websites that sell nerd shirts are too many to mention here. The continued success of these shirts, are testament to how main stream geek culture has become.
If you need even more evidence of how successful nerd shirts are, then just think about the number of categories that nerd shirts cover. There are video game shirts, comic book inspired shirts, Sci-Fi Shirts, pop culture shirts, social media shirts, anime shirts. The list could go on and on.
Everyone has one of the stereotypical features of being a nerd. Next time you see someone who is without a doubt a geek, wearing his or her geek shirt, think about how much geeks have given to modern culture.
Think about when you next look at yourself, you think you might see a geek looking back
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