You may be wondering about the title – hackers? Its inspired by A Brief History of Hackerdom. The people I’m writing about exibhit a behaviour that is almost clannish or tribal – I think exclusivity would be a better word for it. The mechanics of their actions escape my comprehension. Perhaps its one of the reasons that I feel a need to apply a label to them. And what better way to do it than by calling them hackers?
BTW, these people in the Comp/IT streams seem less fired up about interacting with PCs than they should have been. I guess thats because I’m there to do it. Or maybe its the toaster syndrome.