garethb2 at EARTHLINK.NET
Mon Dec 6 21:46:11 UTC 1999
Geek out is old hacker slang. It's in one of Raymond's early Jargon Files, I
believe. The usage there concerned doing something geeky in a non-geek
context, such as playing on someone's home computer during a party
(something I've certainly been guilty of).
From: Peter Richardson <prichard at LINFIELD.EDU>
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Monday, December 06, 1999 12:08 PM
Subject: geek out
>Have we seen "geek out?" Here's a recent note from our campus webmaster:
>My hope is to compile contact lists based on what people do for their web
>pages. This way I can group the web designers together and really geek out
>without irritating the rest of the college.
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