Geek vs. Hipster: The Force vs. The Farce

Once upon a time, in the olden days of the 1970s and 1980s, there were the preppy Cool Kids, and there was everyone else. Then, computers happened. As computers and technology became an integral part of everyday life, those who understood computers and other science stuff became the new gods of pop culture. The transition was gradual, but over time, the earnest, smart Geeks morphed into the new Cool Kids. Of course, George Lucas, Bill Gates, and Steven Jobs may have had a little something to do with that.

However, as being a Geek became hip, there was the inevitable backlash. The Hipster was born. Ironic sincerity and intentional outsider status were adopted as the new epitome of cool.

But how different, really, are Geeks and Hipsters? Although both inhabit their own separate realms, there is considerable interaction between them. This graphic simply and humorously explains the key differences between the two groups.

From: http://www.becomecareer.com

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