On the hit Disney cartoon series, Recess, Vince Lasalle is forced to come to grips with the fact that his big brother Chad is exhibiting all the classic signs of being a geek. Early on in geek culture, it was easy to tell if a person was trending towards being a geek. If you had tape on your black horn rimmed glasses, a pocket protector, and lacked a healthy tan, then chances are you were trending in the geek fashion.
Showing a tendency to be good at math and science, and sitting around all day programming your computer, rather than playing sports with the guys was another classic way to tell that people were entrenched in geek culture. As geek culture grew, suspenders became another fashion trend that helped identify with the geek movement. But, this has lead many to ask what it means to be a geek today. [Read more…]