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Re: Linux is great, but is it cool?

From: ml2mst
Subject: Re: Linux is great, but is it cool?
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:49:56 +0100
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> Hadron <> wrote:

>>> In my point of view "geeks" are people who *love* computers and simply
>>> know how stuff works, ether by official education or self education. The
>>> latter by reading loads of documentation (RTFM) and buying books and
>>> further more on a trial and error based.

>> No "Geeks" in IT are nervous failures with little if any grasp of how
>> technology and the tools are used to produce practical, usable SW which
>> people want.

Typically Quack Rant(TM)

> Sorry, I have to go with the first definition.  I've always taken
> geek to mean someone who is very enthusiastic about some sort of
> technical or academic persuit.  Computer geeks are the typical
> example but you can also have astronomy geeks or even poetry geeks.
> Some people assume a geek is someone with no social skills, but I
> think 'nerd' is the more appropriate description in that case
> (and yes, you can be both).

>From what I've heard, a geek is "a nerd with social skills".

Furthermore, you description is very accurate. Hacking does not
exclusively involve computers.

My definition of a hacker is a person who develops a unexpected solution
to a technical problem in a creative manner.

> Of course we could both be wrong.  I've also heard it said that a
> geek is someone who eats lightbulbs.  :)

Haven't tried that yet Doh :-)

> Thad


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