marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Feb 19 16:55:05 CET 2006
Computer hardware, software and other other appliances exist to be
modified, hacked, taken apart and put back together. It's all part of
the learning process. Why follow the rules? Isn't it better to
understand why things are done a particular way rather than just
mindlessly following a certain method without contemplating a better
method? Are we robots?
The theme that runs through the hacker community is the desire to play
around and experiment until the workings of a particular object is
either understood or a way to make it do something other than what it is
designed to do is found.
Is there an element of society that doesn't benefit from the hacker
mentality? Thinking outside the box, staying focused on your goal and
trusting your instincts are common attributes in anyone who is pursuing
something, not just sitting behind a desk, in a production line or in
front of the TV. The hacker mentality can be found in places such as
art, police investigation and even science.
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