Posted by: The Chhamanator | October 1, 2007

Geeks are sexy

From seo-expert.

According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary the original meaning of the word geek is:

a carnival performer often billed as a wild man whose act usually includes biting the head off a live chicken or snake

Nowadays a geek usually refers to a person who is an enthusiast or expert in a technological field. I wouldn’t say that these 2 definitions are mutually exclusive but that is another story. What I am going to present here are some information on and photos of computer geeks to show that geeks are very sexy people.

Celebrities

With celebrities I mean highly influential persons, e.g. those who invented operating systems or programming languages.

Alan Cox

Alan Cox is a computer programmer and major contributor in the development of the Linux kernel since its early days in 1991.

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. He created the alt.* hierarchy in Usenet and is a major contributor to the GNU project.

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John Hall

Jon “maddog” Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International, a non-profit organization of computer vendors who wish to support and promote the Linux operating system. According to Hall, his nickname maddog came from a time when I had less control over my temper.

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Grace Murray Hopper

Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I calculator, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. Because of her achievements she is sometimes referred to as “Amazing Grace”.

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David Korn

David Korn, creator of the Korn Shell is really a cool geek because he often wears Korn shirts.

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Eric S. Raymond

Eric Steven Raymond is a computer programmer, author and advocate for the open source movement.

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Richard Stallman

Richard Matthew Stallman, a.k.a. RMS, is a software freedom activist, hacker, and software developer. In 1983, he started the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system. Stallman also developed the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), and the GNU Debugger.

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Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustrup is a Danish computer scientist. He designed and developed the C++ programming language in 1983.

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Steven Gary Wozniak

Stephan Gary “Woz” Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs

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Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie and Kenneth Lane Thompson were the principal creators of the UNIX operating system. Ken Thompson is responsible for the B programming language and Dennis Ritchie for C.

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Bill Gates and Paul Allen

In 1975 William Henry Gates III (Bill Gates) and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. Bill Gates became the richest geek and Microsoft one of the biggest corporations on our planet.

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