GeekDad contributor Matt Blum, a software engineer in Reston, Va., defines geeks as having high intellects, embracing technology, “getting excited about things in the future especially, particularly fiction,” having a science viewpoint and being steeped in the geek culture of science fiction and fantasy.
I imagine that many of the folks that I know via organizations like BDPA as well as many entrepreneurs that I've worked with over the years are 'geeks'. Heck, there is even a blog called, 'Blacks Gone Geek'.
It turns out that as a youngster, Obama collected Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. Personally, I was more of a DC-Comics fan as a kid. I enjoyed Teen Titans, Superman, Adventure and such. Unfortunately, my collection of comic books were lost when my childhood home was burned to the ground.
I also enjoy reading science fiction. In fact, I just finished reading book called, 'Glory Road' written by Robert Heinlein ... probably the second-best sci-fi writer in history (NOTE: Octavia Butler was #1 in my view).
Anyhow, I like the idea that a guy with high intellect and a knowledge of Star Trek is going to be our president. Don't you?