1: person possessing an extensive knowledge of electrical wiring and/or electronic circuitry.
Before the advent of computer technology, these progenitors of the modern nerd attempted to satisfy their insatiable curiosity by tinkering with radio, television, and telephone circuits.
The occasional lethal result of these endeavors served to thin the herd, thereby ensuring the survival of the geekiest.

Okay, I'm officially a wirehead now; my PC's connected to my stereo, my TV, my phone, my guitar, and a cappuccino machine!

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