Endearing Geeks

For some reason, much of what gets suggested during the week for some Friday fun is geek related. That’s not bad thing, and perhaps it says a little about my own personality traits that I find such things amusing.

There were several contenders this week, but I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired by many of them. They were all good, but not terribly original – too similar to previous weeks. (Or, slightly beyond what I feel is appropriate for this post!)

However, a discovery on Wired yesterday brought a little smile to my face, so I thought I’d share that instead – The Top 10 Endearing Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

From the cute:
#9. Being romantic in unusual ways. Because who wouldn’t love to be wooed with Shakespeare in the original Klingon or a poem written in Elvish? Red roses are nice, sure, but they’re so … mainstream. When was the last time someone gave you a flashing LED heart?

To the practical:
#5. Having a lot of hand-me-down gadgets that are still perfectly good. While I can see how it might not always be endearing that we love to get the latest technology the moment it hits the street, if not sooner, this habit does have a fortunate side effect. “Why do I need to upgrade to the iPhone 3GS? Well … because I know you want an iPhone, too, and this way you can have my 3G!”

Bless. In case you feel that there needs to be a balance of opinion on this one, it’s actually a follow-up to the 10 Annoying Habits of a Geeky Spouse.

Of course, I have no spouse – geeky or otherwise – but if you remove the romanticism/lifetime commitment elements, they’re pretty good examples of what’s fabulous and downright tedious about geeky friends too.

And, in the style of Gizmodo, here’s what didn’t quite make it this week:

A cyber cheetah…Another geeky t-shirt but this time with animation and batteries…A puppet that provides technological ‘advice’ and general offense…And today’s gadgets if they were made in 1979.

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