Via Simon, MeriBlog : Because We Are Geeks. As geeks we are gifted (cursed?) with an abnormal longing to know how things work. I owned The Way Things Work book for kids when I was younger. My curiosity into tech is still driven by reading that book. Meri is looking for what compells non-geeks to buy the things they do. Why geeks and non-geeks can never understand each other. Does strike a chord with anyone out there? I know it does for me.