Two types of geeks

For those of us used to reading technology blogs, it is not unusual reading the word ‘geek ‘. We found the best definition of it in the microsiervos’ blog , one of the most visited technology ones in Spain:

A person who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who pursues skill (especially technical skill) and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance. Geeks usually have a strong case of neophilia. Most geeks are adept with computers and treat hacker as a term of respect, but not all are hackers themselves — and some who are in fact hackers normally call themselves geeks anyway, because they (quite properly) regard ‘hacker’ as a label that should be bestowed by others rather than self-assumed.


You can find the rest of the definition here.

Since we, as passionate about technology, started getting deeper into our beloved nautical segment, we’ve been discovering individuals with formidable technological skills. We believe it makes sense to say that boaters have been the real geeks for centuries.

If we think about it carefully, sailors worldwide often had to get mechanical and electronic devices repaired with hardly any resources in very extreme situations. They also learned to maximize the potential of radio frequencies to communicate with one another, or learned to use old-fashioned devices to locate themselves in the middle of the ocean.

Then, after the more traditional boaters, WWW and usable GSM facilitated the entrance of newcomers in the geek world. Newcomers are nevertheless more used to software than hardware.

We are very happy to develop a project where both worlds are perfectly compatible!!

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