11 Geek Archetypes in Film and Television

11 Geek Archetypes in Film and Television

11 Geek Archetypes in Film and Television

Examples: SNL’s Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy; Jim Carrey’s Cable Guy. Subtext: People resent tech support because they need it so much
by Edward Cone

Geeks have had a central role in popular culture since Homer rapped about Odysseus. Modern media is not always so kind. Who are these people, and what does it mean?

Senior Writer and author of the Know It All blog

Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular EdCone.com weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.
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