The Road to Geekdom

Geek­dom is not defined by his­tor­i­cal entry points or even shared expe­ri­ences. A geek must pos­sess just two things: knowl­edge and enthusiasm.

John Sir­a­cusa on his road to being a geek, using his love of the Mac, RC cars and U2 as exam­ples in his own life.

You don’t have to be a geek about every­thing in your life — or any­thing, for that mat­ter. But if geek­dom is your goal, don’t let any­one tell you it’s unat­tain­able. You don’t have to be there “from the begin­ning” (what­ever that means). You don’t have to start when you’re a kid. You don’t need to be a mem­ber of a par­tic­u­lar social class, race, sex, or gen­der.