That’s what this post is about. More specifically, the difference between a dork, nerd and geek.
Have you ever wondered what the difference between them is? I know I have. I have had a few long discussions with a friend over it a while back. Here are the conclusions:
Nerd: Wikipedia states the following:
“Nerd is a term that refers to an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit.Nerds are generally considered to be awkward, shy and/or unattractive by most, although this is not always true. Thus, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by others, or will tend to associate with a small group of like-minded people, although again, this is not always the case.”
Personally I would refine this further, as a nerd is someone who is very interested in academic things such as school, Wikipedia and books. Overall, this person would love learning and information.
Geek: Although usually refered to as a computer expert or enthusiast, this is only partially what I believe the true definition is. Like nerds, they have extreme interests, but it is not like the interests of the nerd. Geeks are overly passionate about a hobby, especially hobbies such as collecting cards, reading comics, or playing video games (hence the computer association). I suggest if you are a geek to try this: www.geekcode.com/ It’s a funny quiz thing for programmers. Urban dictionary states the following: