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Re: How to catch a cracker in the US?
From: James R Cutler <james.cutler () consultant com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:38:26 -0400

On Mar 13, 2014, at 3:24 PM, William Herrin <bill () herrin us> wrote:

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 3:15 PM, James R Cutler
<james.cutler () consultant com> wrote:
As of early 1960's - See history of WTBS, Ralph Zaorski, Dick Gruen,
Alan Kent, and many others - The then current usage of "hacker" was
simply one who produced a "hack" - an unusual or unexpected design
or configuration or action which either did the same old thing done more
simply/elegantly or which did something new or unexpected altogether.

Hi James,

I'm afraid my google-fu doesn't reach back to the 1960's. You don't
happen to have a handy reference do you?

Bill Herrin

I carry that data in wet storage, interfaced via voice or eyes-on-screen/fingers-on-keyboard.  I haven’t been on the 
MIT campus for more than a few minutes since late 1963.

Regarding the Wikipedia entry for “Hacker”:

The TMRC/MITAL history ignores the pioneering audio systems work that came out of WTBS (pre-sale to Ted).  Ralph 
Zaorski and Barry Blesser were the best around at that.

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