Now-a-days, that same person is likely working in IT, software, or is some kind of engineer. They likely still have computer parts laying around in their closets and can speak fluent nerdian if they run into another nerd. But outside of work you might be surprised when you discover their nerd side. You'd likely find them hiking up a mountain, rock climbing, surfing, running, mountain biking, kayaking, or some other outdoor sport. They can fit in socially and will likely be around other active people. You'll occasionally see them slip up and let the nerd side venture into that portion of their life when they discover someone else in the group is a computer jock as well... the conversation could quickly go from sports to the latest open-source java framework or what makes ruby, or java, or python better than other languages.