A Geek I am not. At least, I’m not supposed to be a Geek.
But last night I took Newsweek’s How Geeky Are You? test (via Dr. Helen Smith), and I find the results deeply disturbing.
According to the test, here’s how I scored:

61 to 102: Seriously Nerdy

And here’s how the rest of the world compares to me:

  • 0 to 29: Stuck in the Last Century – 57%
  • 30 to 60: Heading to Geekdom — 38%
  • 61 and up: Seriously Nerdy — 5%
  • Seriously nerdy? Moi? And in the top 5% of nerddom?
    Impossible and unfair! But when I clicked on my score below and “hit ‘submit’ to compare yourself to others” it compared me to the 26589 responses they’ve received so far.
    I had thought my Geekdom (or lack thereof) was well settled, because nearly three years ago I took this Geek test and reported the results, which didn’t show I was all that geeky or all that nerdy, but rather well balanced!
    Here; I’ll report the results again, for all the world to see.

    You are 24% geek
    OK, so maybe you ain’t a geek. You do, at least, show a bit of interest in the world around you. Either that, or you have enough of a sense of humor to pick some of the sillier answers on the test. Regardless, you’re probably a pretty nifty, well-rounded person who gets along fine with people and can chat with just about anyone without fear of looking stupid or foolish or overly concerned with minutiae. God, I hate you.

    Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

    (Link courtesy of Common Sense and Wonder.)
    At the time, I said the word “Geek” was bothersome:

    I don’t like the word “Geek” — as it is often confused with “Greek.” This causes all kinds of confusion, especially with the young and impressionable…

    But forget the definitions! I want to know how I became such a Geek, such a Nerd, whatever it is, in just three years!
    I hope blogging doesn’t do this to people.