1)A term used to refer to a person who is interested in technology almost to the point of obsession.
2)A person that is extremely knowledgeable about Information Technology. These individuals generally have built custom CPU towers that run a opensource OS from either a UNIX or Linux thread. As well as spend Much of there free time researching new Computer technologies.
3)Techy is a term that a "Computer Nerd" may use to refer to himself or other "Computer Nerds" but may not be used by others (Kind of like the equivalent to the N word for "Computer Nerds") It is derogatory for non Techys to refer to someone as a Techy.
*Can also be spelled "Techie" ((however the "Teamsters" that work back stage at theaters are now using the term "Techie" to try and dissociate them selves with the teamsters that work on film sets.)Not cool!!! real Techies/Techys have come up with pretty much every major advancement in the technological field for the last 40+years. without them you wouldn't have the computerized lighting and sound systems that you use todays. that would make your jobs a lot harder. So please respect the title)
Techy 1: Hi I need a patch to make a new Barracuda HDD work with freenas v0.68
Techy 2: check the techy forums
Techy 1: Hi I'm new @ this forum but am comp lit and do consider my self to be a Techy
non-techy 1: look at that new kid over there he so lame
non-techy 2: yeah I heard he's head of the Computer Club what a techy