It’s pretty common for people to say that geek culture has won or that we’re all geeks on the inside. Maybe that is so, but spending time in the company of geeks before that victory was secured or that inward reflection was realized I can say that once upon a time it was easier to sub-categorize geeks than it is now. There was a time when the label was applied to a purer variety of geeks. One of my favorite subcategories is those who do their research. Before the Internet this was a considerably harder task most of the time, but these personalities are still being minted today and the Internet allows them to explore many things in the time it took to explore one – which is part of what I think feeds the “we’re all geeks on the inside” thing.