Reviving the Hacker Ethos

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The pioneers who started the digital revolution were hackers. These free-spirited computer programmers should not be confused with the narcissistic fraudsters behind the myriad of present-day security breaches that prey upon honest hard-working people. While today the mainstream usage of “hacker” refers to the subversives who commit computer crimes, the original meaning of the term refers to computer enthusiasts who are part of a creative…