Periodic table for nerdy nerds

Robyn and I had a fairly long discussion last night over whether or not I’m a nerd. I think I’m a geek, but not a nerd. She thinks I’m a nerd. This post may well decide it. I give you the periodic table of video game characters. Which I think is clever. Nerd? Maybe.


Leah says:

I’d vote geek, if it’s any help :P

Tim says:

I think I’ll have to vote for nerd. There’re a lot of very obscure characters there. But not complete socially exclded nerd.

Nathan says:

Thanks to those who voted geek.

The best distinction I can think of between nerd and geek is that nerds wear button up shirts with pocket protectors – and geeks wear clever novelty shirts that people don’t get – like my Pi v square root of negative one “get real” v “be rational” shirt.

Alternatively – the tech support guys in the IT Crowd are an archetypal nerd and geek.