“… I hopped in my jaguar. Checking my email on the dashboard panel via bluetooth to my iPhone, I made a personal note: Need a web page for these poor cyber-hungry masses. Maybe they can’t all become geeks, but at least they can interact with us. People long for the glamour that they perceive in the cyber world. They see our shiny, thick glasses, our slick pocket protectors, but they don’t realize all that glitters is not gold. It’s time for them to know who we really are…”
– From Geekchic.com
According to Wikipedia “Geek chic” refers to the embracing of stereotypically unpopular “geek” characteristics such as taped glasses, comic books, and video games. Most, if not all, celebrity exponents of geek chic have emerged from the entertainment field. Actor David Tennant, the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, has described the look of his character as geek chic.
Other people believe that geek chic has become a trend because or the glamorization of “geek culture” in the 2000s, such as the use of computers, video game culture, the internet, Anime, Superhero films and fantasy novels, along with the high income of so-called “geeky” jobs such as Information Technology. Also, eccentricity has become more popular due to recent youth culture backlash against conservatism, yuppie culture, traditional gender roles, and conformity in general.