Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 00:35:33 -0500
From: Greg Pulliam
Subject: on "geeked"

=46rom Macworld Magazine Current Issue (website)
New Reviews

from =B3iMac Feedback: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly=B2

By Philip Dyer

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Arthur A. Messier has this to say:

I must say that the iMac "happening", followed by the Panasonic/Imation
announcement today, has me geeked. I find the iMac as an object just too
coolfor words. ...I say that not as a Macophile, but as someone who has
spent years working with the public in retail, in libraries, observing what
people really want and respond to.

Thank you Arthur! Not only have you provided us with your objective opinion
that the iMac is a machine that the public will embrace, but you have also
introduced a new word into our vocabulary -- "geeked." From the Latin word
"geekeo/geekere," this transitive verb means "to inspire joy of a technical
manner." We'll begin using this word around the office today.

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Philip Dyer is Macworld's Senior Online Editor.

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