Wednesday, March 3, 2010

1.) The first and most important tenant of any geek culture is simply this: Be passionate.

It doesn't even matter what it is you're passionate about.  Though "geek" is a term inextricably linked with computing, geeks come in more varieties than can be counted.  Artist or engineer, film aficionado or programmer, the common thread among geeks is a passion for something.  That might seem to be an almost all-encompassing parameter for defining a culture, until you take a moment to look around and realize - passion is in short supply these days.

Monday, March 1, 2010


Before anyone accuses me of unoriginality, let me begin this project by being quite clear on one point. I know that what I'm doing is nothing new.

Books of advice abound, and I've read many of them. I've just never seen one that specifically addresses itself to Geeks in particular, so I thought I'd try my hand at it. My hope is that writing in very tiny chunks will make my New Year's resolution of sitting down and writing something every day easier, while still producing something entertaining to others.

Before I begin, though, I want to take a second to acknowledge all my inspirations. These books have done advice before me and done it well. I highly recommend checking them out if you enjoy what I'm trying to do here.