OK, this is a disgrace. Io9 has an article on the hierarchy of nerds, and here’s their ranking:
Comic book fans
Collectable card game collectors
Jebus. How low has nerddom fallen? This is a list of passive gatherers of the obscure and silly.
I’m not even going to try and rank them, but these are the true nerds: Science nerds. Math nerds. Chess nerds. Ham radio nerds. Radio shack nerds. Hackers. Heck, does anyone even remember the day when the kings of the heap of tech tinkerers were the model railroad nerds?
There was a time when being a nerd meant something other than being a consumer of entertainment.