The Evolution of The Geek (Infographic)

by Emily Price | December 10, 2011

The word Geek originated in the 1500s, and at the time was considered to mean “fool.” Today, at least for may of us, the word has a much more positive connotation, but how did it get there?

The guys at Flowtown made this infographic showing some of the evolution behind the word, and what types of geeks there are kicking around in the world today.

I think there are definitely a few types of geeks the group left off the list, what about you?



Emily Price

Emily has been obsessed with computers since the early 80s when she discovered she could play Ghostbusters on her father's Commodore 64. She...