Whenever I talk to other geeks, I quickly realize that my geekiness is fairly tied to a particular time, and when I go beyond that period, it is usually into the past rather than toward the present.

For whatever reason, geek interests from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s are more intriguing to me than the current stuff. For example, I’ve always been interested in the history of mainframe, and I think the most recent geek author that I got into was William Gibson or Douglas Adams. But I also know people who cut their geek teeth on programming in FORTRAN and yet stay very current with all that is geeky.

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If you do keep your geekiness up to date, let us know in the forums how you do it.