3 September 2013 7:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From superhero movies to techy sitcoms to captains of industry, geeks have been running the show for years. But now that 'geek chic' is in the dictionary, and Topshop is selling 'dork' T-shirts, what is the future for nerd culture?

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Cheer up, Britain – the clever people have won at last. Just look around you. If you went to a music festival, visited the beach or left the house this summer you'll have seen incontrovertible evidence on T-shirts. They were everywhere, declaring the wearer to be a Geek, Nerd or Dork in that big fat confident slab-serif typeface that usually says you're talking to someone who proudly attends Penn or Nyu. Topshop brought out the three designs last Christmas, contestant Jordan Lee Davies wore the Geek shirt on The Voice in April, and they they were bootlegged quicker than you can »

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