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A Brief Introduction of Hack from its Original Meaning. What is happening in Hong Kong on Hack.

Presentation in Software Freedom Day 2010 Hong Kong
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  • 1. Hack Prepared and Presented by Haggen Released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licence
  • 2. Cap'n Crunch Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap'n_Crunch
  • 3. Cap'n Crunch (Cont.) John T Drapper Ref: http://www.webcrunchers.com/
  • 4. What is Hack? Surprising Result from Simple Means Demonstration of Mastery in the Domain Turkle (1984), p.227
  • 5. The MIT Tradition
  • 6. The MIT Tradition Links http://hacks.mit.edu/ http://hacks.mit.edu/books/ihtfp_leibowitz/ http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/1999/r2d2/ http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/by_year/1990/vest_bboard
  • 7. Early Hacker Culture 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!
  • 8. Early Hacker Culture All information should be free
  • 9. Early Hacker Culture Mistrust Authority-Promote Decentralization
  • 10. Early Hacker Culture Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race or position
  • 11. Early Hacker Culture You can create art and beauty on a computer
  • 12. Early Hacker Culture Computers can change your life for the better
  • 13. • End of 90s, Most Notable Project - Linux • Eric Raymond – Revenge of the Hackers • Pavlicek (Embracing Insanity, OSS Dev.) – Geek Culture (truth, doing) as core value Relationship to Revival of Free Software Movement
  • 14. Hacking in Hong Kong
  • 15. LifeHack http://www.lifehack.org/
  • 16. Wikitopia – Urban Invader City Hack Workshop http://videotage.org.hk/wikitopia/?p=285
  • 17. HK Hackerspace http://hkhackerspace.pbworks.com/HK-Hackerspace
  • 18. akaalias 2006, Cap'n Crunch, http://www.flickr.com/photos/74845103@N00/279505346/, released under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence. Webcrunchers International 2007, http://www.webcrunchers.com/ , used under fair use/dealing. Levy, S. (1984). Hackers: Heroes of The Computer Revolution. Garden City, New York, Anchor Press/Doubleday. Pavlicek, R. C. (2000). Embracing Insanity: Open Source Software Development. Indiana, Sams. Turkle, S. (1984). The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. New York, Simon & Schuster. References