10 geeks you should know (infographic)

15 Dec 2012

Actor Richard Ayoade as Moss, the supreme geek on TV programme The IT Crowd. Image via Wikia

Geeks, once looked down upon for being ‘uncool’ are now being revered – just look at TV programmes like The Big Bang Theory or The IT Crowd, hipster style (geeks wore it first!), leaders in Silicon Valley, such as self-proclaimed geek Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, or a new infographic that presents 10 geeks you should know.

The infographic published by Bachelor of Business Administration on Visual.ly charts 10 geeks who are passionate about their work: Nate Silver, Max Little, Neil Harbisson, Rick Falkvinge, Ben Silbermann, Zach Sims, Allison Lami Sawyer, Amber Case, Phil Plait and Erik Johansson.

Half of the individuals featured on the infographic are founders/entrepreneurs (Silbermann, for example, is co-founder of the hugely popular pinboard-syle site Pinterest), and eight out of the 10 are currently involved in technology. We think that makes them pretty cool.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic