Engineer, Check. Geek? Nerd?

Tim Bayer

“If you don’t know the difference between a geek and a nerd, or know how an engineer views the world, there’s a video that may help.”—Tim Bayer

Won Over By Reality

By Tim Bayer

Geek or nerd?
Geek or nerd?

Tim Bayer

BRIGHTON New York(Weekly Hubris)—February 2019—If you have seen a number of my posts, you probably understand why I describe myself as an engineer by birth, training, and fond inclination. I have always been interested in why and how things work: First mechanical and electrical devices and, later on, people. There are times when I have found that I like mechanical and electrical devices better than people. So . . . I think that puts me squarely in the realm of a geek or a nerd.  

If you don’t know the difference between a geek and a nerd, or know how an engineer views the world, there is a video that may help.

A video sent to me by fellow Weekly Hubris contributor, Dr. Skip Eisiminger, provides some insight into how the world often appears to me. Maybe the video will help you understand my engineer/geek/nerd perspective (and, by extension, your own engineer/geek/nerd’s perspective). Disc Golf

Tim Bayer, Webmaster, and Assistant Editor of Weekly Hubris, was born and brought up in Webster, New York. He attended St. Bonaventure University, earning a BS in Computer Science, and then worked in the hi-tech world. In 2002 he turned his creative energies to product development and video production with the release of his first independently produced products. When the demand for web site design and freelance writing increased, he once again switched skill sets . . . to writing and web work. An avid or, to be more accurate, rabid, disc golfer, he may often be found chasing plastic while in pursuit of the perfect round on a disc golf course, or designing and developing disc golf products for He says he tries to find the humor hidden in everyday experiences, because, “life is too important to be taken seriously.” (Author photo by Tim Bayer. Author Head Shot Augment: René Laanen.)

One Comment

  • Will

    Thanks to EBH for reposting this today…I’d forgotten there were some people I think need to see it. Linking to it right now! Perfect!