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Re: How to catch a cracker in the US?
From: "Sholes, Joshua" <Joshua_Sholes () cable comcast com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:46:58 +0000

On 3/13/14, 1:23 PM, "Barry Shein" <bzs () world std com> wrote:

A lot of us vowed to try to keep the "hackers" vs "crackers"
distinction alive in the public's mind but I can't say it worked.

Yeah, that battle had already been lost by the time I entered the field
(even though I tried to fight it for a while anyway.)

Having lost that battle I guess the term "Makers" is used today.

I will note that "hackerspace" seems to be somewhat more common parlance
than "makerspace" in the circles I operate in as a description of "area
where a bunch of people in various disciplines go to create things in a
shared environment", so that's some reclamation of what I would consider
the original meaning of "hacker".


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