As Technologists we all enjoy being slightly "different" from the rest of society. Here is an interesting article on a person who, today, might be called an "X" (extreme) Tecchie. Read this article from the people at Wired.com.
If you think it's sometimes hard to understand how a teenager's mind works, have some sympathy for Albert Einstein's mother. When he was just a teenager, Einstein was pondering what a light wave would look like if he could observe it while moving at light speed.