On “Geek” Versus “Nerd”

pembahasan komprehensif mengenai geek vs nerd. singkatnya (menurut saya) geek adalah mengenai konsumsi, sementara nerd mengenai produksi. sebagai contoh dalam menilai sebuah film, seorang geek akan menilai bagaimana dia menikmati film tersebut secara mendetail kesesuaiannya dengan komik/buku and so on, sementara seorang nerd memikirkan teknis pembuatan film, bagaimana cara menyampaikan ide dari film tersebut. Seorang geek akan lebih judgmental dari nerd, karena posisinya adalah sebagai ‘end-user’ sementara nerd adalah ‘producer’ dimana nerd cenderung mencari ide-ide apa yang bisa dicuri atau dimanfaatkan untuk proyek pribadinya sehingga lebih netral dalam menilai. dalam pribadi seseorang karakteristik geek/nerd bisa menjadi saling bersinggungan, hanya masalah presentasi masing-masing saja, besar yang mana.

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To many people, “geek” and “nerd” are synonyms, but in fact they are a little different. Consider the phrase “sports geek” — an occasional substitute for “jock” and perhaps the arch-rival of a “nerd” in high-school folklore. If “geek” and “nerd” are synonyms, then “sports geek” might be an oxymoron. (Furthermore, “sports nerd” either doesn’t compute or means something else.)

In my mind, “geek” and “nerd” are related, but capture different dimensions of an intense dedication to a subject:

  • geek – An enthusiast of a particular topic or field. Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementos related to their subject of interest. They are obsessed with the newest, coolest, trendiest things that their subject has to offer.
  • nerd – A studious intellectual, although again of a particular topic or field. Nerds are “achievement” oriented, and focus their efforts on acquiring knowledge and skill over trivia and memorabilia.

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