there’s little evidence of geek behaviour prior to the appearance
of the electron apart from the fact, of course, that we all know that cave
paintings were an early form of weblog.
If you want to go back that far, why not fire, or the wheel?
But between the stone age and electricity, I’m sure there was plenty of geeking
going on.. I suppose geekiness implies application of a pure(r)
science. So while physics might not be very geeky, something like architecture
— using physics to build some structure that lasts thousands of years — would
be an early form of the geek gene as seen in ancient Greece or Rome…
Oh yeah, he also shows how he managed to use an iPaq and a GPRS phone to get a shoutcast stream into his car