Monday, June 29, 2009

Living in an information-driven society, people engage in activity based on information and service instead of industry and agriculture as in the past. The ability to generate and acquire new information is critical, and many in geek culture embrace media technology for work and play and as well as their powerful effects on society. Geeks approach aesthetics and culture differently, seeking substance over ostentation, and want to probeissues for the pursuit of knowledge and experience. Geek culture, then, is best typified by self-selection into communities in which values include many of the traits that have been de-emphasized in the general American culture: intelligence, self-motivation, acumen, learning, synthesis, problem solving, discovery, openness, creativity, and intellectual integrity.

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