“Why have you suffer’d me to be imprison’d, Kept in a dark house, visited by the priest, And made the most notorious geck and gull That e’er invention play’d on? tell me why”.    Shakespeare in Twelfth Night, V.i Simply, geek is a variant of the Low German/Dutch word, geck, meaning a fool, simpleton, or dupe and I suspect it […]

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No, it is not who you think! While it is evident our current president has certified geeks in his employ, he is really a poseur (“poser” for you millennial readers) when it comes to true presidential geekiness. Before the word “geek” acquired its current meaning, the concept was most often applied to engineers. And in that […]

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