This is inspired by a side conversation in a recent Pit thread.
What’s the difference, in your opinion? IS there a difference?
I’ve always used the maxim “A geek is a nerd with social skills,” with the further definition of nerd being someone who takes a deep, sometimes obsessive interest in a subject; almost always intellectual, often relating to technology but not necessarily. One can be a music geek/nerd or even a sports geek/nerd (those fans who obsess over player stats and participate in fantasy leagues). A nerd makes that subject their world and assumes other people live in said world, often leading to embarrassing or awkward situations, while geeks recognize that other people have their own interests and can relate to them on a level outside that subject.
What’s your take?