“Geek” And “Blog” Defy Definition

Cory Bergman, Editor of Lost Remote on his comfort (or lack thereof) with his present state of geekery:

I’ve always disliked being called a geek. But as I stood in line at the supermarket waiting to buy a spicy tuna roll, reading my Blackberry 8700c and wearing a custom T-shirt that reads, “Lost Remote,” I suddenly realized that there should be a more respectful term. Like “metro geek.” Or something.

A commentator on Lost Remote said the proper term is “Geektrosexual.”
In another post, Bergman defines major media blogs with no comments as “Just another content niche in a publisher’s palette.” He says such media vehicles are not, in fact, blogs (thereby adding yet another layer of complexity to an already overly complex four-letter word).

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.