Computers have so thoroughly infected daily life that they are losing their long-running mystique. ...
"The average user is using e-mail and downloading music from the Web, and using the digital cameras and e-mailing the images," said Dennis Weiss, an English and humanities professor at York College of Pennsylvania. "They're doing very sophisticated tasks that would have been unheard of 10 years ago."
The Geek Gap used to be so large, it couldn't even be characterized in physical distance. It was almost dimensional, or metaphysical. The technophiles of the world existed on an entirely different plane from the rest of us.
Douglas Hanks III, "Closing the Geek Gap," The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), February 8, 2000
Gregory A. Paterson, "Bridging the 'geek gap'," Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), October 28, 1998
In government, the prospect of a private concern picking up the tab for cushy, high-level executive computer training is enough to make members of any self-respecting public watchdog group collectively gag. But the recent elevation of state and, to a lesser degree, local government IT officials to the inner sanctum of public policy makes closing the Geek Gap an important issue for the public sector as well.
Marilyn J. Cohodas, "Bridging the geek gap," Governing Magazine, February, 1997