Due to the controversial popularity of our How to Date a Geek Girl, and How to Date a Geek Guy guides, we have decided to introduce a new special column featuring real life single geeks. This week, we have interviewed our colleague Nicole Scott of Mobile Geeks.
I grew up in Toronto, Canada but have been living abroad for 10 years, I currently live in Taipei, Taiwan and have been making videos on the internet about technology since 2006. I co-founded Mobile Geeks which is a mobile technology website you’ll find me blogging daily but you’ll also find me making videos.
If you could meet anyone (living or dead) for lunch who would it be and why?
Anne Boleyn. To hear her side of the story.
If you want to really get to know me you should probably understand how I got involved in this crazy problogging lifestyle. I never thought I would be a tech blogger but the job found me, my interest in tech came out of my interest in travel. I was a nomad for the early 2000s and every country I went to I saw how the use of tech changed the way that people interacted. Cross carrier messaging didn’t come to Canada until 2003 and by then I had already realized that texting changed the way that I formed friendships. But it was in my mother’s native land, the Philippines, that my station in would as a gadget freak was realized. In 2001 a “smart mob” toppled the Estrada government. A simple text message motivated 1 million people to gather in a single day, ultimately causing a revolution. Being connected came to represent potential for me. And so my obsession with how technology was changing the basic structures of human communication was born.
My passion, I get excited a little to easily about things. So when I get into something I really get into it, I can’t help it I just want to know. What? You don’t get curious too?
Android. All the Way. I need options, different phone sizes for one and the ability to tailor the OS to your exact needs. I like to think I’m different, being able customize my handset to exactly the way that I want it is important to me.
Wonder Woman, I remember being a little girl and actually asking Santa to be her when I work up on Christmas morning.
My Laptop or now my Ultrabook. I know most people say phone, but I leave my phone or forget it at home a few times a month, and you know what? The world keeps turning! I think because I’m a blogger I’m more connected then most people, sometimes I need to interact with JUST the real world. My laptop I need to make life happen, I can’t blog or make really complex and interesting videos from my phone, I can try but I doubt I’d be able to be a professional tech blogger if that’s the route I went.
Snowboarding to Nirvana, by Frederick Lenz. Living in Taiwan has caused my hours clocked in winter sports to go down to zero. I’m booking New Years in Japan to hit the slopes, this was to tide me over.
Anne Boleyn. To hear her side of the story. Or Hitler cuz I’m pretty sure I could have stopped World War II.
I need to be challenged. In university one of my professors told me that I had to stop telling other student to think about it, he said “Not everyone has the ability to actually think about things Nicole” No, I don’t need to be with a Geek, sometimes I need just the opposite, an escape from all the gadgets. That being said, I find that my work is more insightful when I am dating a Geek.