In touch with your inner geek…
For years people have frequently said to me, “Gee…you’re kind of a geek aren’t you?” Though my outside package and demeanor makes many people just assume that I’m “a suit”, I have to admit that I’m a closet geek and am very intellectually curious about all things tech that most think scream “geek” and “nerd”.
But I believe that geek/nerd=propellerhead-who-smells-funny-and-loves-computers isn’t the norm any longer. Nor is geekdom or being nerdy the exclusive domain of those of us in technology. Just like my blog covers open source software, space science, nanotechnology, sentient computing, the internet and other things people have described as “eclectic“, I find geeks and nerds in *every* discipline — especially as technological advances touch them all (I’d even say one of my sisters-in-law is a “quilt geek” as she is really passionate and in-to quilting technology, etc.).
I’m often asked how I stay on top of what’s going on in the world of technology. I read many different books, of course, but here are a handful of my favorite stops on the ‘net that keep my geekiness fed:
- Slashdot: News for Nerds, Stuff that Matters. This is *the* #1 stop for nerds and geeks.
- Freshnews.org: Great news compilation site about open source, etc.
- Wired: Still the best all around magazine and great site too (I also have the premiere issue and probably the first several dozen…and have been a subscriber from day one)
- New Scientist: Love this site as it covers science…and lots of it.
- CNet’s News.com: Great place to keep your fingers-on-the-pulse
- Engadget: Fun daily stop to see what’s new in gadgetry
- Gizmag: Even cooler as it covers A LOT of different gizmo’s and doohickey stuff.
I have many more sites I visit daily (and lots of blogs I go to as well), but this is a good start and covers quite a bit.
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.