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TUCoPS :: Cyber Culture :: ruahackr.txt

A Hacker Is Not...

From Sat Mar 02 19:33:28 2002
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: a hacker is not....
From: "Mr Mad" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 22:33:28 -0500

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Take a little quiz for me today. Tell me if you fit this description.
You got your net account several months ago. You have been surfing the net,
and you laugh at those media reports of the information super highway. You
have a red box, you don't have to pay for phone calls.
You have crackerjack, and you have run it on the password file at a unix you
got an account on. Everyone at your school is impressed by your computer
knowledge, you are the one the teachers ask for help. Does this sound like
you? You are not a hacker.

There are thousands of you out there. You buy 2600 and you ask questions.
You read phrack and you ask questions. You join #hack and you ask questions.
You ask all of these questions, and you ask what is wrong with that? After
all, to be a hacker is to question things, is it not? But, you do not want
knowledge. You want answers. You do not want to learn how things work. You
want answers. You do not want to explore. All you want to know is the answer
to your damn questions. You are not a hacker.

Hacking is not about answers. Hacking is about the path you take to find the
answers. If you want help, don't ask for answers, ask for a pointer to the
path you need to take to find out those answers for yourself. Because it is
not the people with the answers that are the hackers, it is the people that
are traveling along the path.

The meaning of this story is, If you have a question and want to find out
the answer, use your own curiosity to find out the answer.... search the
internet... gather knowledge of others before you.

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