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Poll: How do you not meet the geek expectation?

Justin James reveals one way that he diverges from the geek stereotype. If there are ways that you don't completely fit the geek mold, tell us about them.

There are certain activities that are considered "must do" in the world of geekdom — things like watching certain movies, being able to quote Spaceballs, and playing RPGs. But I've discovered that, while there is a geek stereotype, no one actually fits the image 100%. And sometimes it can be embarrassing.

For example, I admit that I absolutely cannot stand Monty Python. My geek friends marvel at that, but it's true. Indeed, I diverge from the stereotype in an awful lot of ways, especially since I got married and had a child.

When you look at the geek stereotype and compare yourself to it, where do you differ from it? Please answer the poll question and then discuss your answer in the forums.

As related reading, check out 10 things every geek should know and the Geekend entries on the ultimate geek movie, book, comic book, and video game.



Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

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