Bit of an old post, but (fingers crossed) I don't think it's been posted here yet, and it's really interesting content. If anyone knows of a better tag relating to data analysis, please don't hesitate to change the community tag.
That seems to be how I understand the difference between the two words. I have heard the phrase "the Nerds will inherit the earth," before -meaning that they'll eventually be the ones in charge. Geeks, not so much. Nerds make things and geeks appreciate what they've made.
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Yeah, although I think in some circles the distinction is more about the scope of individuals' interests, like just a "nerd" is someone who appreciates or excels in academia, whereas a geek has more specific interests (e.g. computer geek, sports geek, etc). (Side note: I have heard "the geeks will inherit the Earth", but that probably has more to do with geek & meek rhyming than anything else.)