It's become more acceptable. The real thing, that is, there's less shame in it.
Also, an idealized form of it has become 'chic' but that's mostly for those who aren't. It's like people wanting to dress up like Lisbeth Salander, even though they've got no reason to. It's just becoming an idealized look.
Nah....geeky is still geeky even if it is slightly more exceptable by todays standards. People are still judgemental, uptight, and repressed. People still have a hard time forming their own opinion and live by a herd mentality. The true rebels have always been the geeks because they are enthusiastic about stuff they like regardless of how judgemental their peers are. I think women have it MUCH easier in this departmen because men embrace ANYTHING a hot girl does. Women on the other hand are very judgemental about what a man is enthusiastic about. And of course, their is still serious homophobia among men. But I'm generalizing....it all depends on how far you take your enthusiasm. Video games and comics are much cooler than they used to be but many people still have a mindset that they are immature/guilty pleasures.
I would say a bit more mainstream, But I doubt we will be getting into night clubs any easier... That being said I want to thank the makers of Big Bang theory for making it acceptable for Hot Girls to date us
Being a geek is still uncool and shunned. Looking like one (which I don't) is cool and fashionable now. But with this devaluation of a subculture, I'm not afraid of it being destroyed by the industry. Nerds will always be nerds, and what other people think or say or wear has nothing to do with it.
Of course geek is chic, it's always been smart fashion to dress with a hint geek elements.(aka nerd accessories) XD
But on the cynical side, geek and hipster (I always want to say the "H word") are such Catch-all terms that have been water down the point they barely have meaning anymore. Because the wide misuse of those words on the internet. Geek use to mean an expert or enthusiast of certain hobby that wasn't done by a large major society which were generally percieved as more intellectual lone wolf individuals. To nowadays meaning the inclination to like of a certain subgenre of popculture or society. Examples Anime Geek, Political Geek, Make-up geek and the "finger quote Health Geek unquote." Uggh those people, I joking prefer a Me-Geek or Meek cuts the bullshit out and you can tell people "Oh I'm a self enthusiast, I'm really into keeping me.. me. And running at top effiecently."
Hipster use to be a person who took pride in their non-mainstream chooses to now a derogatory term for somebody who you don't agree thier taste with on a certain subject.