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Fan with a major interest in technology, especially do-it-yourself technology, robots computers and related flanges. Techies are prone to neepery.

The word is sometimes heard outside sf fandom, in computer culture and maybe other places ("...I'm a peeping-tom techie with x-ray eyes," Timbuk3). Some have opined that mundanes use the term as a pejorative.

Also used for those who run the 'tech' for a convention – sound and lighting systems, film and video programs, etc.

“The Techies” sometimes refers to members of General Technics.

This is a fanspeak page. Please extend it by adding information about when and by whom it was coined, whether it’s still in use, etc.