Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hackers are people too

According to M. E. Kabay of Network World, "During the 1990s, the term "hacker" became synonymous with "cracker," which is a person who performs some form of computer sabotage." But, that is not what the term originally meant:

"Hacker: A person who writes programs in assembly language or in system-level languages, such as C. The term often refers to any programmer, but its true meaning is someone with a strong technical background who is "hacking away" at the bits and bytes.

"HACKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO," a 2008 documentary directed by Ashley Schwartau and produced by Winn Schwartau, is a refreshing look at intelligent, healthy, original people who are far from the twisted misfits...

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