Sometimes people think of a geek as the introvert in the corner of the party, or the comic-book collector who goes to Star Trek conventions, or the professor in thick glasses holed up in her laboratory. But to me, at least, geekiness is all about passion. It’s about choosing science and technology or another intellectual pursuit, and devoting your life to it. History’s ultimate geeks are the men and women who sacrifice their lives on the altar of science, risking failure to pursue an obsession.
–Angela Saini, author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World