Status: Site Administrator, Webmaster, Owner
Profession: Sales (non-computer related)
Location: U.S. Midwest
Age: 43 year old male
Moderates: All forums
Interests: Mountain biking, skiing, watching almost any sport, traveling, hunting, home improvement... and oh yeah, most anything to do with computers.
I've been married twelve years, and we have a daughter.
I've been involved with computers and on-line communities since the late 80's. Including building many of my own systems, and "chatting" on the old BBS bulletin boards using a 2400 baud modem. My first computing experience was an Apple IIc and some type of Tandy computer before that, but I think my first "real PC" was a Packard-Bell SX386 with a 40mb hard drive, a VGA monitor, and 256KB of memory.
Why Geeks to Go? Over the years I've gained a lot of computer knowledge through this "hobby" of mine -- and I really enjoy helping others!
What's a geek? From Whatis.com:
In computers and the Internet, a geek is a person who is inordinately dedicated to and involved with technology to the point of sometimes not appearing to be normal. Being a geek also implies a capability with the technology. Although historically, computer and Internet programming and hacking has been a male thing, there are now many "girl geeks." The term "hacker" generally connotes competence more strongly than "geek" does. The term "geek" emphasizes dedication and weirdness, although recent use of the term suggests greater social acceptance and tolerance for geeks. (Historically, a geek was a circus person whose role in the side-show was to bite off chicken's heads or perform other bizarre feats. Eric Raymond describes "computer geek" as "one who eats (computer) bugs for a living.") The term seems to be used by many in the general populace for anyone who spends a lot of or too much time at a computer.
In my opinion, the term geek has taken on an endearing meaning. Not someone who isn't normal, or socially inept, but someone that is very skilled with technology, and particularly computers. While no one is going to mistake geekstogo.com as a dating service, I hope that it does convey an image of expert computer help, available to everyone. I'm a geek, and proud of it!
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