More OT stupidity (was Re: Classic Elecoms Anyone? (was: List of )Words...)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri May 28 21:02:45 2004

On 28 May 2004, R. D. Davis wrote:

> As to "cracker", surely no appropriate substitution is needed; the only
> necessary definition of that word needs to be one associated with
> food, or perhaps someone who cracks things open (e.g. when one
> prepares scrambled eggs, one is acting as a temporary egg cracker).

What about "white trash"? What the hell am I supposed to call my
uncolored garbage?

> RCDA or recda driver does, etc. Perhaps another term would have been
> better unless someone can clarify how hacker came into being as we
> know it to be used. Anyone care to offer a good explantion as to why
> we should continue to call hacking "hacking"? Surely there must exist
> a good reason.

Read "Hackers" by Steven Levy (required reading for this list!)
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