It appears the word “techie” is starting to sound pejorative. At least according to this article in the Chronicle. Here’s what one local had to say:
Dan Gailey, a 30-year-old tech entrepreneur who was recently working at Four Barrel, said he didn’t identify as a “techie” – and thinks it’s actually a pretty rude term.
“If you use the word ‘techie,’ we know you’re not in tech,” said the Mission District resident. “A lot of negative terms like that – yuppie, hipster – are outsider terms. Wedon’t call each other techies – at all, ever.”
The preferred terms, he said, are “hackers,” “makers” or “coders.”