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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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The joy she references is often regarded as a defining element of geekdom, as attested by Simon Pegg, British actor and nerd icon, in an interview on BBC Radio's "Front Row": "It means you're into your stuff.
Of all the areas of expertise in the streaming media industry, three seem to rank particularly high in the pantheon of geekdom: encoding, server configuration, and metadata.
I'm perfectly happy to remain on the design-oriented, leather-cosseted fringe of airplane geekdom. Just don't expect me to have an excited conversation about wingspan with any of the other geeks.
But, geekdom can now overcome all; with night-vision technology, you can in effect turn on the lights and see all of this.
For instance, last year, District of Columbia Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra opened up stores of raw city-government data and, taking a page from the Athenians, challenged enterprising computer programmers to a contest to come up with useful applications for the information--a concept he is now pursuing nationwide as Obama's tech czar, as Charles Homans reports in the current issue ("The Geekdom of Crowds," page 13).
To borrow a little from Star Trek geekdom, there seems to be infinite manufacturing and technological diversity through infinite combinations.
After many weekends of mind-numbing DVD geekdom, my friends and I became increasingly suspicious of the characters' ease at persuading people to fall in love with them.
The role filled a need for me: it lent style to what otherwise was the absence of style, cool to what otherwise was sheer geekdom. Alex P.
From geekdom in a lab or on the job to a computer scientist member of a video game creation team questioning the purpose perhaps even the morality of topless-girl-on-bikes game (called "BMX XXX") she was working on, to a biologist's view of the dating world, She's Such a Geek!