The following is a list of items which defines a somewhat comprehensive
superset of all geek interests.
- If you have an interest in a majority of the following items, you are a
definitely a geek.
- If you have an interest in a substantial minority of the following items,
you are a probably a geek.
- If you are familiar with a majority of the following items, you may be a
geek or you may just be related to/friends with/dating a true geek.
- sci-fi movies (especially Star Wars, Star Trek, and The Matrix)
- sci-fi tv shows (especially Star Trek)
- computers (especially older systems with a bit of a cult following - e.g. NeXT, Amiga, Commodore64, Lisa)
- the growing family of computer-related devices/paraphernalia/services (e.g., PDAs, portable/car MP3 players, digital cameras, web-enabled phones, digital cable)
- computer apps (especially "niche" apps like MP3 players, text editors, IRC clients, Napster)
- computer-industry figures (like Bill Joy, Marc Andreessen, and Kevin Mitnick)
- Unix (especially Linux)
- arcade games (especially old ones like Pac Man, Asteroid, and Centipede)
- console gaming systems
- computer games (especially geeky games like Myst and Civilization I, II, etc.)
- strategy games (e.g. poker, Risk, chess, go)
- role-playing games (especially Dungeons & Dragons)
- space (and related subjects: planets, space travel, colonization, alien life, SETI, space station, spacecraft)
- calculators (especially HP)
- math (especially things like fractals, pi, and prime numbers)
- science, especially...
- geeky magazines (like Wired, Scientific American, and Nature)
- comic books
- the far side
- humurous/farcical web sites (like The Onion or The Brunching Shuttlecocks)
- fantasy fiction (especially anything by J.R.R. Tolkien)
- sci-fi fiction (especially anything by Neal Stephenson or William Gibson)
- geek web sites (like slashdot.org and everything2.com)
- toys (e.g., nerf guns, transformers)