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Computer Chess movie – a wonderful story of nerds

The definition of geek has changed considerably over time, and there is no longer a definitive meaning.  The difference between nerd and geek is “geeks get it done”.  Usually, “a bright young man turned inward, poorly socialized, who felt so little kinship with his own planet that he routinely travelled to the ones invented by his favourite authors”. “Or who thought of that secret, dreamy place his computer took him to – somewhere exciting, a place more real than his own life, a land he could conquer, not a drab teenager’s room in his parents’ house.” Other definitions include: A derogatory reference to a person obsessed with intellectual pursuits for their own sake, who is also deficient in most other human attributes so as to impair the person’s smooth operation within society. A person who relates academic subjects to the real world outside of academia; for example, using multivariate calculus to determine how they should correctly optimize the dimensions of a pan to bake a cake A more recent school of thought sees nerd as being a derogatory …