The Evolution of the Geek

As you can probably tell, we’re big on geeks here. If you’re not sure if you are a geek, well, there’s an easy way to find out. Passed the test? Here’s another one to gauge how much of a geek you are. Once you’ve discovered you are in fact a geek, find out exactly which type of geek you are. Make sure you’re not a hipster, we’re really strict about entry requirements.

Welcome to the club! Are you curious how the term geek came into be? Were your geek predecessors just like you? Did geeks exist before Star Wars and the Internet? Thanks to an infograph by Flowtown, it’s pretty easy to study the evolution (and origin) of the geek.

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