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From: Torquil MacCorkle, III <>
Date: Wed May 26 00:04:44 2004

> This comment means I will _NEVER_ make use of the VCM! I would suggest
> you learn whas a 'hacker' is. People who commit DOS attacks, etc are not
> hackers, they are criminals, pure and simple. A 'hacker' is what I wish I
> was good enough to become. There are several web sites that document this.

A bit extreme, don't you think? You can talk about hackers vs. crackers
till you are blue in the face, but the fact is that whatever 'hacker' is
supposed to mean, it doesn't anymore. The media has changed it. To 98% of
the population a hacker is someone, who maliciously breaks into computers.
And there are several million newspaper/magazine/etc articles that document

Why do people insist on the whole "being a hacker is good" thing. Does it
really matter if you have to use a new word to describe it? Or is being so
hardcore about using it just an attempt to make one sound 'experienced'?
Beats me.

Torquil MacCorkle, III
Lexington, Virginia
Received on Wed May 26 2004 - 00:04:44 BST

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