Gee, this article makes me wonder if people like me exist anymore. I'm a jock by most anyone's definition, all I ever wanted to be was a professional baseball pitcher. But I blew my arm out at 18 and that was end of that. So I went to college (1978) not really sure what I wanted to do, just knew I enjoyed solving problems. Used to love the old Encyclopedia Brown books, stuff like that. When I got to school, I saw people with 2.0 GPA's were getting jobs like crazy in Computer Science field. Being lazy at the time, that sounded good to me. The rest is history, almost 30 years as a development guy now.
But I'm still a jock at heart. If I have choice of watching a ballgame or Discovery Channel, it isn't even a choice. Even after all these years, I have no real interest in tech after leaving work. I rarely use computer at home, except to get tickets to game or concert from StubHub. I have no interest in Facebook, Twitter or any of that crap. Now, I do keep up on technology thru reading, I've gone from coding in COBOL/CICS on mainframes to now writing Sencha Ext JS apps.
So what the heck am I, a jock or a geek? :-)