It's time to "Speak Out With Your Geek Out."
I am Steven Savage.
I am a geek.
I am a professional geek and I am proud of it.
What is a geek? A geek is a person deeply into something and the ability to communicate it and be involved with that something. Maybe it's literature or games or a band. If you are passionate and deeply "into" something you are a geek.
If you apply it, you're a professional geek.
Geeks have always been there. A geek was the person who obsessively chipped away at rocks to get just the right tool. A geek was the person who asked "what does this mushroom do." A geek was a there to fall in love with the math that built great buildings of history. The medicines you take, the cars you drive, even the foods you eat have been made, touched, and often improved by geeks.
Many great figures in history were geeks. Confucius' love of history and learning led him to formulate his philosophy. Language geek Tolkien created a modern classic in the form of "Lord of the Rings." Just look at Ben Franklin and his wild, imaginative mind and you'll see a geek who helped found a country.
These days, geek-wise . . . well have you taken a good look at the major figures in computing the last few decades? Seriously? Geeks – with business sense in most cases.
When someone makes a cure for cancer you can bet they'll have a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" poster at their desk. When we find a way to travel to the stars, the great minds behind that leap into warp drive will probably have a cache of yaoi manga in their rooms.
I am a creature of passion, information, and communication – in short, a geek.
I have applied it to my profession and my life in order to do good with this inclination.
I am proud of it.
I am Steven Savage, geek. Professional Geek. Geek 2.0. Geek applied.