Re: Current definition of a hack

From: Vanja Hrustic (vanjaat_private)
Date: Tue May 19 1998 - 21:48:40 PDT

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    At 11:24 PM 5/17/98 -0700, Jan B. Koum wrote:
    >	Hell with press and Hollywood. This is still current:
    >-- Yan
    Hacker has nothing to do specifically with ANY operating system or ANY
    network (what about VMS, Primos, x.25 network, telephone networks, and
    PLENTY of other "material" available for "hacking"?).
    Originally, term "hacker" was used for people that change original code in
    software, in order to make it work BETTER. But thanks to journalists, we
    have "hackers" as they are known now. "Bad guys".
    Silly, really...
    Vanja Hrustic
    Information Systems Manager
    Siam Relay Ltd.
    Phone: +662-616-8628
    Fax  : +662-272-6516

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