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...