A brief history of geeks

Before smartphones, social networks, and other must-have tech, it wasn't a badge of honor to be called a geek. Here's a look back at the evolution of the nerds.

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Google Guys

But not every dotcom IPO ended as ingloriously as many ventures did in the 1990s. There was that search engine named Google, created by Stanford nerds Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page and Brin became the poster boys for Internet-era success, and their mission to provide access to the world's information (and [[xref:http://investor.google.com/conduct.html|"Don't be evil" mantra)|Google Code of Conduct]] not only humanized the geek but enabled average people to get geeky with their data desires, too. [Image credit: IDG News Service]

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