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Computer Geeks: Not Just Geeks (1 Viewer)

moonty

Senior Member
A slightly more humorous piece than my last few. Any thoughts, comments, opinions, suggestions, arguments, etc. are greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

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Computer Geeks: Not Just Geeks

There are those who would have you believe that computer geeks are just that -- geeks. They often contend that computer geeks lack any athletic ability, perpetuating the stereotypical image many have when picturing the people that write the programs that literally millions rely on in their everyday lives. They fail to realize that computer geeks are, in reality, a diverse group, some of whom are amazingly athletic and talented in physical practices.

These stereotypes were brought into effect by the assumption that computer geeks must operate on the same amount of sleep as the average human being. These assumptions are false; the computer geek is a complex being whose blood has been improved upon with elements of caffeine and sugar, his or her mind improved by long nights of complex coding, and the most acerbic of wits derived from online conversation.

There are some computer geeks that participate in what is typically considered "the bane of computer-geekdom" by outsiders, organized sports. Some may enjoy recreational jogging or running, others, simply exercising on a regular basis. There are numerous computer geeks who enjoy more "rebellious" sports such as snowboarding and skateboarding. Some may sweat profusely while performing music in front of throngs of listeners.

To put it simply, the stereotypical computer geek is dead and should be rejected from the system like a nose rejects small, floating foreign objects. Perhaps, once upon a time, the majority of computer geeks were scrawny, wimpy little folks who spent all day in front of a screen, but it is no longer the case. Much as the stereotypical rock musician is slowly being banished from society, it is time that the stereotypical computer geek be likewise banished and replaced with a much more accurate stereotype: superior forms of life with enhanced brain power who enjoy a variety of activities, many of them laying within the physical realm.

Matthew Montgomery
 

desired_destiny

Senior Member
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your piece. The way you described the definiton of "geeks" was most amusing.

To put it simply, the stereotypical computer geek is dead and should be rejected from the system like a nose rejects small, floating foreign objects.
Such a true comparison as this will plant a strange emotion upon the readers face. 'Tis a very creative simile!
 

demonic_harmonic

Senior Member
These stereotypes were brought into effect by the assumption that computer geeks must operate on the same amount of sleep as the average human being. These assumptions are false; the computer geek is a complex being whose blood has been improved upon with elements of caffeine and sugar, his or her mind improved by long nights of complex coding, and the most acerbic of wits derived from online conversation.


*Applause*
 
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