That is not at all the definition of geek I subscribe to.
I think a geek is much like a hacker, but is a more general
term. It describes a group of people who are skilled and
interested in a particular area. This area is usually
computers, but like nerd, the work can be used with other
areas. For example an astronomy geek, someone with a passion
and sigificant skills and interest in the area of astronomy.
is a supporting argument, which maybe is not quite what I
mean when I think of geek, but is closer than the
dictionary meaning you quoted.
There a several more definitions on everything2
if you search for geek, but here is one
quote I mostly agree with.
> While a normal only wants to use a thing, a geek strives
> to understand that thing.
However just about every hacker/geek/nerd has a
different idea of what those words mean, and every one
of those meanings in right :)
Of course the general public, which gets those
definitions only from hollywood or dictionaries have no
clue what they are talking about. :)