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Video Blog: We May Be Geeks, but We Control the World

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Rob Spiegel
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"The rainbow electric propeller hat
Rob Spiegel   4/29/2013 8:29:50 AM
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Nice video, Rich. I thought "geek" had lost its pejorative slant. My daughter and her friends proudly call themselves geeks. Maybe someone should tell Wiki. BTW, it's great to see the propeller hat has gone electric. Mine is still acoustic. Rats.

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Nancy Golden   4/29/2013 10:20:11 AM
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I enjoyed the video too - sounds like a great time. My son wears the label "geek" proudly in high school, although I doubt I could get him to wear the hat.

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NadineJ   4/29/2013 10:34:12 AM
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That was a cute video.  BTW geeks are considered cool when they are ironic or a billionaire.  True geekism/geekishness is still not cool.

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naperlou   4/29/2013 10:35:24 AM
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Rich, I was going to make some serious comment agreeing with you that engineers are the creative ones in the science and engineering world.  Then the propellor hat came out and I had to laugh.  I like that it is battery powered.  Shows progress.

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Charles Murray   4/29/2013 6:37:41 PM
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The propeller hat is cool. To me, it seems to be saying, "I'm a geek and I'm proud."

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notarboca   4/29/2013 8:53:12 PM
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I can't believe I thought this was a joke when they first started talking about it over at All Programmable Planet. It was not only done, but done well.  Geeks rule!

William K.
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"Geeks", as possibly "circus geeks"
William K.   4/30/2013 9:32:31 AM
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Back in about 1963 I read a reference to circus geeks, which upon much closer examination was referencing those people who did the hard labor of setting up the tents and rigging for a traveling circus. While they were certainly willing and able to do the hard work, and often not very sociable with non-circus folk, they never appeared to me to be burdened with "excess intelligence", although they certainly did seem to know what their jobs were.

So I suspect that the word geek is one of those whose meaning has been changed over the years by chronic misuse, usually promoted by the "news" media.

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Just a thought...
kf2qd   4/30/2013 9:41:56 AM
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While geeks may be the dudes (and dudettes, I know, Not PC...) may be the ones who control the world, they are also the ones who put out those stupid OS's that drive us nuts and also put out the update to Android that breaks the phone app, creates conditions for lockups and generally drive us nuts on web pages that are changed, but not improved.

 

Or maybe they are just getting their revenge???

richnass
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Re: Just a thought...
richnass   4/30/2013 9:47:21 AM
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kf2qd, I don't think you're being fair. For every bad or stupid in your words product that's designed, there are hundreds of great ones.

deejayh
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Aren't HAMs considered Geeks?
deejayh   4/30/2013 10:21:31 AM
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I love the fact that one of the persons commenting uses an Amateur Radio (HAM) License Call for his name.

Signed N4MSN

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