Archive for the ‘Hacker’ Category

Sure, Im an arse too…

February 22, 2008

but at least i pick(ed) on bigger, fatter targets.

i hear a bath in tomato juice does the trick

When did the definition of “hacker” change?

October 12, 2006

I remember back in the day (you know, back when we were all using AOL) that the term “hacker” had a negative connotation.  It was reserved for those scary computer geniuses that wore the black hats and lived in secret IRC chat rooms located at the center of the Earth.

Today the term “hacker” is used to describe any and all programmers and/or developers who build web 2.0 applications, social networks and other ajax ridden crap.  The term has lost its original meaning.

Somewhere along the line – the word “hacker” went the way of the word “surfer” – it was taken over by the less deserving.

Just thought I would point it out.