A few years ago my friends and I got into a game of geek one upsmenship. We began to compare our respective levels of geek bling. Who had the best computer, most video games, etc. For years I had a +5 to my looser rating for being the lone single man. The +5 had some benefits, but they were far outweighed by the -42 Blue Balls.
Schmidty was over at my apartment for a good bit of Sunday helping me to set up a home network, and about 27 other random tech problems that come up. Despite being a geek, and having a rather high GQ, I must admit that I honestly don’t know how half of the tech I own works. After he left I found myself flying my WoW epic mount around Outlands on my 50 inch plasma screen TV. I must say that it was honestly bad ass, and bordered on a true religious experience worthy of the Church of Gaming.
It made me think, what criteria truly measure ones GQ? Can it be quantified like your GPA, or credit score? And what are the things most important for a high GQ. Is it more impressive to have four computers, and six games consoles. Or to only have one console, but it’s a Neo Geo?
What think you?