Fake For Real

by | Sep 9, 2005

Caterina Fake, one of the brains behind Flickr, is also one of best writers and freshest thinkers online.

Geeking is not about high tech. It’s about taking stuff apart and putting it together and making something new. It’s about curiosity and tinkering, whether it be with gardens, vacuum tubes or PHP.

While, I’ve not met Ms. Fake, on paper she hardly strikes a pose associated with geeks. She’s a Vassar grad who studied English literature. Milton and crew are a long way from MIT, ditto an apartment in Finland.

Sometimes I forget how much “tinkering” on the web I actually do. What began six years ago is now a full blown obsession. No doubt about it. It’s an obsession but it’s pleasin’.