Re: [Hacks-Hackers-Austin] Word Watch: Hacker - On The Media

From: Cindy R.
Sent on: Monday, September 26, 2011 9:22 AM
Thanks for sending. Interesting. And yet, they don't cover this definition of Hacks, which is the journalist part of Hacks/Hackers. (hacks as reporters, flacks as pr types).  I personally wish the org had a different name. It is definitely a vague and misunderstood term. But I didn't name it. I do support the mission wholeheartedly, though.

On 9/25/11 8:31 PM, Karen Kreps wrote:
I heard this on NPR today and thought many on this list might want to listen.

This year we've heard stories about hacking, from The News of the World scandal to the exploits of groups like Anonymous and Lulzsec. But the way the media uses the word hack diverges sharply from the way it's used by actual hackers. On the Media Producer Alex Goldman explores the history of the word and how its meaning has shifted over time. 


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