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Out thoughts on the label ”hacker”, as used in “hackerspace”...
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Our thoughts on the label ”hacker”, as used in “hackerspace”...
  
 
There are ethical hackers and non-ethical hackers, just like there are ethical and non-ethical people in almost every field. Unfortunately, the media only uses “hacker” in the negative context. This [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_ethic wikipedia article] explains the origins of the term “hacker”, and we encourage you to read it. However we can save you a click – we like this simple definition (also found in the wikipedia article) – “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.”
 
There are ethical hackers and non-ethical hackers, just like there are ethical and non-ethical people in almost every field. Unfortunately, the media only uses “hacker” in the negative context. This [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_ethic wikipedia article] explains the origins of the term “hacker”, and we encourage you to read it. However we can save you a click – we like this simple definition (also found in the wikipedia article) – “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.”
  
While everyone has their own definition of "Hacker", here are some definitions added by FamiLAB members...
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While everyone has their own definition of "Hacker", here are some thoughts on what it means to be a "Hacker"...
  
To Be A Hacker Is To...
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To Be A Hacker Is To:
 
* think analytically about things you're usually not supposed to
 
* think analytically about things you're usually not supposed to
 
* be able to sit down and reason a problem with innumerable technical details, while maintaining hope and inspiration
 
* be able to sit down and reason a problem with innumerable technical details, while maintaining hope and inspiration

Latest revision as of 15:06, 11 September 2011

Our thoughts on the label ”hacker”, as used in “hackerspace”...

There are ethical hackers and non-ethical hackers, just like there are ethical and non-ethical people in almost every field. Unfortunately, the media only uses “hacker” in the negative context. This wikipedia article explains the origins of the term “hacker”, and we encourage you to read it. However we can save you a click – we like this simple definition (also found in the wikipedia article) – “A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and stretching their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.”

While everyone has their own definition of "Hacker", here are some thoughts on what it means to be a "Hacker"...

To Be A Hacker Is To:

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