Let’s look at the two titles and see what images they conjur:
Nerd: Revenge of the Nerds, Erkel , Bill Gates… You’re typicak glasses-wearing/pocket protector wielding genius with little to no social life
Geek: Zero Cool and The Phreak in the Motion Picture, Hackers. They were smart, witty, on top of their game, and cool! These are the people you hung out with in school, but realized afterwards they had “nerd tendancies” but by then you didn’t care.
So I set the examples forth… I, am a geek.
(computer saavy, yet with a social life…sorta)