Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cool Nerd

I wasn't going to do it. I saw the nerd test that's been making the rounds, but after getting so involved in the Golden Compass Daemon thing, I was determined to pass this one by. But after seeing it on enough blogs, I couldn't resist and got sucked in. So I was just going to take the test out of curiosity, but not post it. But when I found out that I'm a Cool Nerd, well, I just had to post it! Is that the nerd in me? Here's my results:

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

65 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST


Michele said...

Another MCN ? Gosh - I'm starting to feel lonely in my Pure Nerdness...

Unknown said...

Sorry about that! I'm not surprised that you're a pure nerd; it seems to fit! ;-)

Michele said...

Well I do have Geeky tendencies - I'm an ex-programmer after all ! But the quiz questions are weighted in such a way that my Nerdy tendencies outweigh the Geeky ones !

Unknown said...

Yes, I know, LOL. I loved the question on the test, "Are you trying to figure out this test right now...." That made me crack up because of course I was!

Michele said...

As was I, of course !!

Unknown said...

Of course! That goes without saying, LOL.