A brief history of geeks

Before smartphones, social networks, and other must-have tech, it wasn't a badge of honor to be called a geek. Here's a look back at the evolution of the nerds.

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Geeks Get Their Own Squad

Yet there still have been tech ventures with retro nods to past geek lore. Take, for instance, the Geek Squad agents, who became ubiquitous in the 1990s for their 1950s look, glasses, door-to-door tech service and distinctive VW Bug vehicles. [Image credit: flickr]

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