John Siracusa wrote an inspirational piece about becoming a geek this week. His message is great. Anybody can become a geek at any time. An interesting tangent to this discussion is the question of why certain people have this inclination to dive super-deep on their interests. Like John, I’ve also got my list of things that I obsess on to reach geek status. However, not everyone is a geek. There are many people that go through life and, while they have many interests, never go to the trouble to read every magazine and devour every scrap of information about one topic or another. I’m not judging. Maybe non-geeks have the healthier outlook but I sure am glad that whatever forces are at work in the universe gave me the geek gene.