Through all of High School and most of College, I was proudly a techie.
At the end of HS, I had worked over 800 hours for various theatrical events, and probably 600 - 650 of that was lighting/construction/set hand related.
Personally, I love lighting. But I digress.
Using the word techie to describe anybody of the computer sort is an extreme misnomer, unless we're talking about Intelligent Lighting, which is a whole other story.
A techie does not sit at a desk typing, or even under a desk digging into the innards of a 486.
They ride genie's at 3 AM, swinging through the rafters with only safety chains to keep them safe, dangling off of a catwalk by one foot in a further effort to get the perfect angle on a parkam. They are an elite of a very different kind.
And we have a reason to wear all black all the time, unlike the rest of you goobers.