Do you consider yourself a Computer Geek? Or do other people say you are?

Computer Geek Tag - I am sure some people actually wear these.
@SketcherD (1114)
Canada
October 20, 2008 4:44pm CST
I am a certified computer geek!! I am on my computer for hours at a time. I email, myLot, move files around, browse and game for endless hours at a time. I love it. My whole family including my parents and kids call me a computer geek. I just laugh because it is so funny. I am a 43 year old married woman of two kids which does not really fit the normal description of a computer nerd or geek. I really don't mind the label at all. How does it make you feel when someone calls you that??
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
Yes, I do. I am in front of the computer all the time. Since I am a programmer, I know quite a lot about computers. When there's a problem with a computer in the house, my family usually goes to me for help to fix the problem. I also play computer games and browse the internet all the time so I guess I really am a computer geek. LOL!
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
Good for you!! Does it bother you that people call you a computer geek? It has stopped bothering me, in fact I take it as a compliment.
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
Nope! Not at all. It's actually kinda fun to hear sometimes.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
22 Oct 08
Ya I usually just laugh it off when someone calls me that as well.
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 08
I'm definitely a computer geek! I love computers and computers are my life! I'm on my computer for most of the time and I recently took a course in computer maintenance and installation. I love looking inside a computer and seeing what's what so I guess this kind of makes me a computer geek, hopefully not a nerd though! I can laugh and joke about this too. I think that if you are referred to as a computer geek then you should take it as a compliment! I know I definitely would take it as a compliment. This kind of means that you know your stuff when it comes to computers! Now, I wouldn't exactly go shouting down the street "Hey people, guess what, I'm a computer geek!" You can virtually guarantee I would end up having a tomato thrown in my face! Inwardly though, I kind of like that label! Happy computing. Andrew
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Oh wow way too funny. Ya I think you are right about running down the street shouting "I'm a computer geek" may get a tomatoe or two in the face. Although I really like tomatoes one in the face would probably hurt. Don't you think?? LOL
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
20 Oct 08
Well if I am on the computer for a long time in one day, my brother will call me a computer nerd. Usually this is when I'm having a big day on mylot! However I am not that computer savvy. I don't really understand the ins and outs of computers and often need help when it comes to the technical stuff. I think being a computer geek would be very handy indeed! As long as your kids are being bathes and fed, you should be proud to be a computer geek!
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
My one son is an adult and moved out of the house and my daughter is almost 16 so there is not a worry about looking after them that closely anymore. Our daughter does everything on her own anymore at her age. But we always try to sit down together every night for dinner.
@kens425 (436)
• Spain
20 Oct 08
well i would better say i'm a computer enthusiast to make the term more formal, i too spend most of my time in the internet, even during office hours hehe, but i still make sure i do my job well.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
Yes that is a polite way of saying it. But it is so enticing to browse around and find new information.
@galoforce (264)
20 Oct 08
all my mates say i am, though i think thats just because they dont have a computer so.... you get what i mean? i like to think i know alot about computers though, i still think im far from a geek
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
20 Oct 08
I guess it's all in the perspective of the person calling you the name. I would ask myself how long I was on the computer in an average day to determine whether I was a geek or not. LOL