Infographic – the Evolution of the Geek

Did you know that the word "Geek" has its origins in the 1500s, with an original meaning of "fool". Or that it's also found in 18th-Century Austro-Hungarian in "Gecken", a term for circus performers. If you're a true geek, you probably do.

But it's in the 1950s that the word came to be associated with the technology-loving "Geekus Prime" that we identify with today. This infographic traces the evolution of the Geekus Maximus to its many and varied modern strains – you might be able to see some familiar forms...

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The Evolution of the Geek

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