Evolution of the Geek

In the past the word “geek” was a derogatory term given to people who were obsessed with a particular area of interest. Geeks were social outcasts that wore glasses and suspenders and they weren’t the most popular of people. Over time I don’t really think that geeks have evolved much, we’re still obsessed with our particular area of interest, but for some reason people’s perception of geeks has evolved into a positive one. No longer seen in a negative way, geeks are now perceived to be passionate, cool people with a specialized set of skills. The below infographic, created by Flowtown, outlines the evolution of the geek over the years. As you can see, there are many different types of geeks, which one are you?

evolution of the geek infographic

Adham Dannaway

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