.::Hacker Identity::.

I've recently come to identify myself with the hacker community. While I have always considered myself to be apart of this, I recently have become slightly more... enabled in certain areas.The typical Protestant work ethic is that is a "value emphasizing the necessity of constant labor in a person's calling as a sign of personal salvation." I must heavily disagree.

The principles of the hacker ethic are:

  • Access to computers — and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works — should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-on Imperative!
  • All information should be free.
  • Mistrust authority — promote decentralization.
  • Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.
  • You can create art and beauty on a computer.
  • Computers can change your life for the better.

I couldn't agree more...