[Noisebridge-discuss] Hack Definitions

Tao Neuendorffer Flaherty neuendorffer at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 14 12:41:37 PST 2012


I'm very sorry to hear that you've had such bad experiences.

It's easy to over-generalize. I don't say that all hackers are prejudiced. If 5 hackers out of a hundred express strong sexism or classism, that makes a gigantic horrible impression. But that's only 5 out of a hundred. Hackers are human, with all the accompanying variance.

Find people you want to work with, and have fun.

Peace,
Tao

On Feb 12, 2012, at 14:53, Wladyslaw Zbikowski <embeddedlinuxguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM, Tao <neuendorffer at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> A hacker—the hobbyist kind—does not have a negative association.
> 
> How about
> - gratingly opinionated
> - scares away members of the appropriate sex
> - fails to comprehend what you're trying to communicate and just makes bad puns
> - causes frequent property damage, asks forgiveness instead of permission
> 
> Clearly this person hasn't spent enough time around hackers.


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