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October 23, 2001
I am 35% geek.“I probably work in computers, or a history department at a college. I never really fit in with the “normal” crowd. But I have friends, and this is a good thing.”
How much of a geek are you? (Link courtesy of anon.)
PostedOctober 23, 2001 — 5:49 am
October 23, 2001 — 11:33 am
I’m only 10% Geek but apparently I aspire to be one?!? I put no for “worked for failed dotcom” as well ND ain’t failed…..yet anyhow.
October 23, 2001 — 12:00 pm
Ah, I put yes… considering that I’ve technically worked for clickmanchester and gift-track. 🙂
October 23, 2001 — 1:33 pm
EMAP haven’t gone bust though and they were behind those (ultimately) dodgy ideas.
October 23, 2001 — 1:51 pm
Hey, a failed dot-com is a failed dot-com, no matter who put up the original cash. 🙂
October 23, 2001 — 2:42 pm
No they were just websites setup as adjuncts to a parent company. Not bona fide companies themselves.
You are less of a geek than you thought you were!
There’s still time for ND to go down the pan though 🙂
October 23, 2001 — 2:49 pm
I’m 23% geek. What I’m still wondering is this: is it good or bad that I don’t have a friggin’ clue what “l337 sp33k” means?????
October 23, 2001 — 3:20 pm
Ron – that’s a good thing. What you just typed translates to “leet speek”, as in “elite speak”. Basically it’s how little hacker fuck script kiddies talk. Just be glad. 🙂
Martin – Depends how you define dot-com then. I was going with the traditional “gift-track.com” definition of an e-commerce website. Not necessarily the company that ran it.
October 23, 2001 — 9:15 pm
I got 34%.
Which wouldn’t be so bad, except that I *don’t* work in the IT business – which presumably means that my private life is entirely to blame for my geekiness. If I actually worked in IT, goodness knows what my rating would have been!
October 23, 2001 — 9:32 pm
I think the quiz was a bit skewed. Its definition of “geekiness” and mine don’t really line up. I think it was more a test of hardcore computer nerd-dom. Asking about “l33t” speak and terminal windows doesn’t apply to 99% of the general population. Personally, to me “geeky” means “obsessive.” You can be a geek about anything. And given that definition, most people with weblogs are geeks. We have things that we’re passionate about that set us off from everybody else. Whether or not I’ve hacked into NASA is beside the point.
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