Originally Published: April 6, 2010 10:42 a.m.
When I was a kid, it certainly wasn't cool to be a geek or a nerd. It was a name that people called you to try to make you feel bad and make them feel better. Some geeks/nerds tried to hide their intelligence or kept their geeky interests and pastimes to themselves. A handful were "cool" enough to be slightly geeky and still be popular. But most of us were just teased relentlessly.