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A discussion of the origins

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 23, 1999

A discussion of the origins of and the differences between the terms “geek” and “nerd”. Interestingly, “nerd” seems to have been derived from a Dr. Seuss book. For the record, I’m of the school of thought that “nerd” is a somewhat derogatory term while “geek” has been taken back by the people whom it describes and is now a positive thing, much like “fag” and “dyke” with the GBL crowd.