hacking? 1. Intentionally altering an existing system for new purposes 2. Frequently unauthorized, sometimes subversive, intentionally undermining authority 3. Transformational or incremental 4. Harmful or beneficial to host
Why hack? 1. Solve a problem – Add function – Add beauty 2. Cause a problem – Steal – Destroy 3. Assert self
This is our world now… we make use of a service without paying for what could be called dirt cheap if it wasn’t run by profiteering gluttons.We explore… we seek knowledge… and you call us criminals.You make atomic bombs, wage wars, cheat, lie, try to make it seem like we are the criminals.
Yes… I AM A CRIMINAL.My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not how they look.My crime… Is outsmarting YOU.Something you never will be able to forgive me for. The Mentor, 1986 The Conscience of a Hacker
The people called the Third Culture are hacking the planet. They are dissatisfied with normality. They are changing things. ...Hacking the planet is essential to the survival of the human race. Wesley Felter, 14 August 1998 THE HACK THE PLANET MANIFESTO