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Hacker Folklore

     12/28/2020

Hacker hasn't always been used to describe dangerous computer experts will ill intent. More accurately it should be sued to describe those enamored with computers, programming, and trying to push machines to do interesting things. The values, ethics, morals, and practices around those people make up what's known as hacker culture. Today we are digging into the Jargon File, a compendium of all things hackish and hackable, to take a look at hacker culture through its folklore.
 
Huge thanks to some of my fellow podcasters for doing readings for me this episode. In order of appearance they are:
 
Randall Kindig of the FloppyDays Vintage Computing Podcast(floppydays.com)
Charles Edge from The History of Computing(thehistoryofcomputing.libsyn.com)
Sebastian Major of Our Fake History(ourfakehistory.com)
 
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