A friend and I had a conversation about this yesterday. Are we nerds or are we geeks? Are we neither? We kept going over the things that we thought made us nerdy. Several key things jumped to mind. Our obsession with technology, our obsession to know how that technology works, and our obsession with this thing we call...the internet.
The internet is this huge, unforgiving place. In this other dimension you have access to information on anything you can imagine. We began to realize that our generation cannot outrun the grasps of nerdiness for one simple reason. The internet! We have access to anything we want at all times and it is accessible with just a few key strokes.
I don't think this a bad thing though, don't get me wrong. The internet could be what saves our fine country from the damnation of retardation.