Wow, I only wish they would stop saying computer geeks! I have been in the industry over 25 years, as both a programmer and an IT person. I would love it if people would refer to me as an "IT Professional" or even "IT Guy". Wherever it is you have been working you sure get a lot more respect than I have seen people in this industry get over the years. On a related note, an Information Technology Professional is not even an acknowledged profession to many people. I own a VAR and IT Consulting business and customers are always asking me "What does IT mean" if I happen to mention that we provide professional IT services. My clientelle are primarily in the SMB space as well as Doctors, Dentists, Accountants and other professionals with generally accepted designations. Those professionals don't see IT people as "professionals" at all since they don't have a "professional body" or "college" that oversees their designation. So, my answer to your query is this; Be happy somebody will even refer to you as something other than Computer Geek. Being call "IT"-anything is a big show of respect.