"Ph. D." wrote:
> Personally I find the use of "geek" to describe someone who
> is knowledgeable about how system software works as a bit
> of a slur, somewhat analogous to calling gay persons "fags"
> or "queers." I for one will not help someone with his computer
> problems if I have ever heard him refer to computer people
> as "geeks."

What about those who aren't fags but are proud geeks?