A geek, to me, is a specialist with unorthodox tastes that frequently delights in the details that pop culture disregards.
Mac OS X’s dictionary has nothing in the thesaurus for geek. I’m not especially surprised, since Dictionary.app is missing many relevant words. It can’t keep up with the Internet.
But even Wordnik.com represents us in a disturbing way. Synonyms for geek:
I thought our culture had moved beyond these associations with the meaning of the word geek. I would like some better representation. I believe that we are seeing that geeks are influincing the mainstream more everyday, and as such they aren’t so dorkish, eccentric, or oddball anymore.
The odd people are the ones that think it’s odd to be a geek.