Back in the Saddle Again

ConfigSys.boy! is back with a reduex of On Being A Geek. It was a nice read the first time, and a nice read again.

The source of my discontent lies in the sudden appropriation of ‘Geek’ by all sorts of people who really have no clue what it is to be a Geek in the first place. Because it is suddenly cool everyone thinks they can lay claim to the title. The ranks of our brotherhood are swelling but I am noticing that too many of the initiates into our motley band no longer display the traits that identify us. It is almost as if we require a guide now on Geek validation, to separate those of us who truly live with the shadow of it on us from those who would just seek to grab the glory without having suffered the pain.

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