Geekdom is not defined by historical entry points or even shared experiences. A geek must possess just two things: knowledge and enthusiasm.
John Siracusa on his road to being a geek, using his love of the Mac, RC cars and U2 as examples in his own life.
You donít have to be a geek about everything in your lifeóor anything, for that matter. But if geekdom is your goal, donít let anyone tell you itís unattainable. You donít have to be there ďfrom the beginningĒ (whatever that means). You donít have to start when youíre a kid. You donít need to be a member of a particular social class, race, sex, or gender.