Looks like geeks not only lack in the social-skills department, but have no sense of humor either
I tend to agree Slobodan. I sometimes find that some posters take serious issue with a comment of mine, despite
the accompanying smiley.
There is frequently an obsession with certain technical aspects that seems totally out of proportion with the practical significance of the issue in a broader context.
I'm also sometimes guilty of such obsessions, I don't deny. However, in my opinion, such obsession is not confined to geeks. We have the house-proud wife who is obsessed about cleanliness and a spotless floor; the young lady obsessed with the best type of lipstick and face cream; the healthfood fanatic concerned about 'organically grown' issues, etc etc.
We have writers obsessed with the juxtaposition of certain words in a particular sentence, that is rewritten 20 times as a consequence.
We have music composers like Beethoven whose original manuscripts show frequent corrections, and others like Mozart who knew exactly what they were going to write before putting pen to manuscript.
I guess we are all in search of some sort of perfection in our own way. But the job of the scientist is one of the most difficult, trying to match the predictions of established theory with real-world observations that in practice ofen don't correspond, then trying to find out why they don't match. Is the theory wrong, or is there some other factor that hasn't been taken into consideration?
So I guess I'm sympathetic to Geeks, and Greeks, although let's not confuse the two etymologically.