When I was a young student, the coolest guy was naturally the one who had the most success with the girls. And at that time, because I had some computers knowledge, I was regularly seen as a geek. Things have changed a bit now, but at that time in particular, that was quite the opposite of “being cool”.
Nowadays the coolest guy seems to be the one who has the best smartphone application. So, even if I’m married with a family and I don’t have the opportunity to play yet, I fully understand why the youngsters use all the opportunities to take it out 😉
And above all, I really appreciate how “being geek” became the same as “being cool”.