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Eugene Frier

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Being considered a geek or being geeky seems to be popular now. What changes over the past decade or so have made this possible?

I have been a geek my whole life. In the 90s, I saw many people teased (including me) for having geeky interests, but now geek culture seems much more warmly embraced. What has changed to make this true?

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  • Mar 13 2013: Sorry for not being clear. Geek culture being more widely embraced does not mean people are making friends with geeks. It means things formerly considered geeky are now becoming more widely embraced/mainstream.

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