January 25th, 2005

U2

Twickenham Stadium, 18th June 2005; tickets booked through presales (I knew there was a good reason I signed up to U2.com)

Ow, expensive, ow, ow, ow.

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Poll #424567 "Ray, when someone asks you if you're a geek, you say YES."

If someone is described to you as a geek -- without further qualification -- do you assume that:

They know a lot about and/or are very enthusiastic about computers
9(23.1%)
They know a lot about and/or are very enthusiastic about other tech
3(7.7%)
They know a lot about and/or are very enthusiastic about a non-tech subject
4(10.3%)

If someone is described to you as an X geek, do you assume that:

they know a lot about X
6(15.0%)
they are very enthusiastic about X
6(15.0%)
they know a lot about and/or are very enthusiastic about a particular windowing system
3(7.5%)
they used to be a geek but they're not any more
2(5.0%)

Are you a geek?

Yes, of the computers/tech variety
13(33.3%)
Yes, of the non-tech variety (e.g. frock geek)
12(30.8%)
No
1(2.6%)

Is being described as a geek a positive or negative thing?

Yes, say it loud, I'm a geek and I'm proud
39(97.5%)
No. Call me a geek and I'll break your kneecaps. Oh no, does that make me a violencegeek?
1(2.5%)