Our Mission

I hesitate to use the word mission here as it has unfortunately been co-opted into suit-speak over recent years.  However with that caveat, the original meaning of the word still fits.
“Geekademy prepares geeks for benevolent world domination.”
A mission it is, to prepare geeks for world domination, or at the very least, a little deserved success.

All of us at one time or another have learned a difficult lesson (or several), sometimes more than once.  We may have also grown-up subconsciously absorbing the failed life-strategies of parents, or perhaps raised with a lack of effective guidance at all.

Good Morning America!
Over the years, we've also come into contact with small-minded friends, teachers, and acquaintances each having their own effect as well:  To break us down until we settle for the modern, Matrix-esque life of constant work and meaningless consumer culture, always complemented by the constant din of the media telling us what we want to hear, or fear.

But, what if we could bypass many of the hard-knocks of life and save a lot of time and energy by drawing from the experiences of others?  What would you tell your twenty year-old self if you had the chance?
Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need ... we've been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars.  But we won't.  We're slowly learning that fact ... and we're very, very pissed off. 
-Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Tyler's diagnosis is sound; ass-kicking is certainly therapeutic.  Still, let's direct some of that energy into other positive directions.

Over the last twenty years we've developed, found, or copied a number of strategies to break free of the cycle-of-dependence asserted above.  Many others have been developed for success, happiness, and achievement in the various subjects of geekdom  ... through trial and error, mistakes, and even a few outright disasters.  Let's hope Geekademy can save you from at least one of them.  If so, it will be worth it. 

About the Site

Academy of Athens
Geekademy, as its name implies, is an academy for geeks.  It is pronounced with a hard-G sound, as geek-KAD-em-ee.  Our aim is to promote successful geekery--and help geeks be the best they can be.

Geekademy draws its inspiration from the proclivity of the Ancient-Greeks for inquiry and reason, to the signing of the Magna Carta, ... all the way through the crowning achievements of the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
-US Declaration of Independence (1776)
What does Geekademy stand for?
  • Critical Thinking, a focus on reason and logic.
  • Freedom and Jeffersonian Democracy, not the lip-service you hear on television.
  • Capitalism, to the extent it doesn't abuse others.
In implementation of these lofty goals we pledge to create articles and eventually courses in the highest quality that we are able.  In them we hope to learn and teach many of the important things unfortunately never taught in school.  We focus on the why, not simply the how.

If you've made it this far, have an open mind, and ready with well reasoned-arguments to support or refute ...  consider yourself welcome to Geekademy.

Fat Albert said it best: 
(Apologies this was written before Cosby's proclivities became wider knowledge.)
This is Bill Cosby coming out with music and fun.
If you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done!   Heyyy, heyy, hey!
-Fat Albert Theme (1972)

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