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    TommyCarlier wrote:
    Ddewbofh (how do you pronounce that?), I agree. The term "geek" usually has a negative connotation, when uttered by non-geeks.

    If I may, refer to the Jargon File (why hasn't anyone cited it yet?!)

    To mee, "real" geeks are members of the hacker subculture, are above nerds and dweebs, and spend their time doing more constructive things than amassing comic-book collections (not a geeky thing in itself, it's only justifiable if you're one of those people who hangs out in alt.religion.batmanology)

    And you're not a computing geek unless you've taken a side in the Vi/Emacs wars.