Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-24-2013
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Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

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If your IT department employees seem giddy today, it’s not necessarily because of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend: May 25 has officially been declared “Geek Pride Day.” To mark the occasion, Modis, an IT staffing company, has produced a new survey which reveals that nearly all Americans confess to having at least a little bit of geek inside of them. Whether it’s our tech toys, video games, action figures and, yes, even the PJs we wear at night, practically everyone is proud to show off a nerdy vibe. Beyond that, your tech workers may be happy to find out that they’re not only considered “cool,” but quite dateable. (Perhaps we can thank The Big Bang Theory for that?) Anyway, it’s safe to say that they’ll no longer have to be embarrassed about who they are. “The term ‘geek’ was once a pejorative way to describe someone that simply didn't fit the mold,” says Jack Cullen, an executive vice president at Modis. "But our survey shows that it’s definitely a good time to be a geek." More than 1,000 Americans took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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