From computer visionary Steve Jobs to queen of the Victoria sponge Mary Berry, the most influential modern nerds• Rise of the new geeks: how the outsiders wonJack ‘King’ Kirby”The William Blake of comics” behind Captain America, the Fantastic Four, The X-Men and more.Umberto EcoPhilosopher, semiotician, critic, novelist, connector of high and low culture.Mary BerryMistress of craft and the Queen Victoria of Victoria sponge.KraftwerkThe electronic Beatles – they built their first instruments by hand.Velma from Scooby DooCan-do ghost-hunter in chunky specs. Also a “dykon” to lesbian fans.Neil GaimanModern myth-master famed for Coraline, American Gods and at least one classic Doctor Who.Sarah Lamb Set up the original Girl Geek networking dinners in London in 2005; now present in 23 countries.George TakeiMr Sulu is now the good-humoured conscience of the internet and a doughty LGBT campaigner.Fiona StaplesCanadian artist currently drawing the world’s most beautiful comic, Saga.Steve JobsThey took his company from him. He took it back and made it unstoppable.Umberto EcoThe Great British Bake OffTelevisionFood TVKraftwerkComics and graphic novelsStar TrekUS televisionSteve JobsAndrew Harrisontheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds …read more

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