So, what do you think? Is this guy a geek or a nerd?
But David Anderegg, a professor of psychology at Bennington College, says that merely mentioning terms like nerd or geek serves to perpetuate the stereotype. The words are damaging, much like racial epithets, he says, and should be avoided.
Both, maybe? No. As someone who has aspired both to geekdom and nerdiocrity, I'd say neither. We're often self-involved and sometimes clueless, but we're hardly ever that pompous.