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One definition of "geek" is "fascinated by knowledge and imagination".
another is "interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake." [ref].

There may be a certain kind of mind that is attracted to programming (and to other "geeky" things, like fixing things, figuring out how things work). In western culture, this kind of mind may fit in modern categories with labels like "introvert" and "aspergers / autism spectrum"

Here is an interesting discussion of qualities of mind, computer/person effects: Are Software Developers Naturally Weird? [2009]

http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/autism-and-asperger-syndrome-an-introduction/what-is-asperger-syndrome.aspx [gotit]
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