Geeks are nerds that almost get along and function non-awkwardly in real life. Geeks can’t help but associate with nerds because of common interests but often appear embarassed by the behavior of their nerd counterpart. The truth is that they are ashamed of their own nerdiness and try to hide it from their real-life friends. In short, geeks are nerds who have a semi-social life.
How to differentiate a nerd from a GEEK:
- True geeks specialize in a particular programming language whereas the nerd will claim top-knowledge in multiple computer related topics from hardware to doing your mom.
- A geek doesn’t have to use a website to speak in binary or leet. The nerd’s best friend is Nick Ciscke (http://nickciske.com/tools/binary/php)
- True geeks no longer live at home after college, they just use their parents to do their laundrey. Nerds will never see daylight.
- Reads Sci-fi that isn’t completely useless. EXAMPLE: geeks read “Hitchhikers Guide to the Multiverse.” While nerds still read “Hitchikers Guide to the Universe.”