Why are computer fanatics called “Geeks”?

Geeks, lurking in technology forums arguing over which gaming console is the superior one in the current market and how the sales of the newly released games have been going. These people, these human beings are called “Geeks” they spend most of their time in school at the computer room. But why are they called Geeks, does it have anything to do with Greeks? No not at all, since the 15th century, geek or geck was used to describe a low-life fool. In carnival slang, someone who bites off the head animals such chickens or snakes. At the very start of the computer era and all the technological stuff. But through the evolution of computer technology, celebrating their geek status, skilled computer operators have managed to change the meaning of this word which described the low life fools.