The Anatomy of Nerds & Geeks [INFOGRAPHIC]

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If you are a regular reader of MakeUseOf, and you like computers & technology, then there’s a good chance you fall into one of two camps – the Nerd or the Geek.  Both have their own interests and identifying marks, but on the other hand, there is also a lot that they have in common.  The question is, which camp do you fall into?

According to our infographic today, there are certain tell-tale signs to watch out for if you are trying to decide whether someone is a nerd or a geek. Nerds seem to go in for Star Trek in a big way and speak Klingon and have a science-fiction fetish in general.  Geeks on the other hand are of the Star Wars variety with their lightsabers and wondering who their daddy is.  But the infographic below also seems to imply something else – that geeks and nerds fall into different social classes.  Nerds drinking “energy drinks from the gas station” and geeks drinking barista coffee.  Do you agree or is this just plain silly?

I think I must be a little bit of both.  I am a huge fan of both Star Trek and Star Wars, I have my lightsaber and my sci-fi toys, I am often high on Red Bull, and I have been known to mutter the odd word of Klingon here and there…..‘Iv ‘oH lIj vav!

So where do you fall? Are you a nerd or a geek? And is the comparison made by the infographic accurate? Let us know in the comments below. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I am off for my caramel latte with semi-skimmed milk.

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