The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be
The big difference between Geeks and Nerds
The Bigthink.com says words “nerd” and “geek” are often used interchangeably as if they mean the same thing. They actually don’t:
- geek – An enthusiast of a particular topic or field. Geeks are “collection” oriented, gathering facts and mementoes 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.
Addressing the inner Geek
Otaku Attack is about celebrating your inner geek and wearing it proudly for the world to see (literally). While the word “otaku” is used in Japanese to negatively label a geek culture enthusiast, at Otaku Attack we proudly claim it as our own. And although we are heavily influenced by anime and Japanese culture (we are based in Tokyo, Japan after all), we are also enthusiasts of games, movies and technology.
The Spiritual Geek
Don’t be fooled by thinking Geeks are all about tech. The thoughtful and deeper Geek will love dream catchers. Originally created by American Indians, dreamcatchers today come in a variety of different sizes and styles. They usually consist of a small wooden hoop covered in a net or web of natural fibres, with meaningful sacred items like feathers and beads attached, hanging down from the bottom of the hoop. More here DreamCatchersLtd
Best pastimes for Geeks
I don’t know a geek who doesn’t have a video game on their list of hobbies and interests. Being geeky means being passionate about certain things, and video games are usually somewhere at the top of a geek’s list of hobbies. I just couldn’t imagine a more immersive way to spend your free time.
Fantastic Geek Presents
Domio transforms any full-face helmet into a super-safe surround-sound system. It attaches to the outside of your helmet and, by using proprietary Vibro-Audio technology, sends tiny micro-vibration pulses into the shell of the helmet, creating a dome of audio on the inside – think bone-conduction headphones for helmets. It enables the rider to listen to music without blocking out external traffic noise, and there’s also a wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling Air Mic that sticks to the helmet for clean voice calls