nerd vs. geek
Awesome article! I worked in several places that were somewhat like this before I was a nerd/geek.
While I do not have a problem with the way the author uses the term nerd because it is used in a self-describing way and to poke humor into an other wise dull topic, here is the real deal.
Nerd is defined in the dictionary as "A person regarded as stupid, inept, or unattractive.", generally NOT such a good thing to be in most circles.
The term geek originated to describe the people in a side show such as the bearded lady and the guy who hangs cinder blocks from his nipples. People pay money to see geeks, not nerds.
As such, a geek is a marvel, a wonder, something to see. Often possessing a physical talent or trait. Otherwise a normal person, but with an outstanding quality. Personally, I'd much rather be a geek. Easy to remember, Geek is Chic.