The subculture of hackers is one of which i am not familiar. So i have taken this weeks topic to gain an understanding of the culture and get the image in the GIF out of my head, because yes, that’s probably what i’d look like if i did try anything remotely ‘hackerish’. Heres what i have learnt;
- “Hacker culture emerged from a fusion of intellectual curiosity, counter-culture and a hate-on for any technology that you couldn’t easily get access to or tamper with and are most attributed to early computer science departments, (Forbes) , in the 1960s.”
- Hackers are “not necessarily people who know computer programming or who develop software or hardware, but rather the kind of person who see the world differently and who go ahead and do something to bring that vision to reality.” (medium)
That last fact is what shocked me the most and has made me quite interested in further googling, so off i go to do that.
Forbes.com. (2017). Forbes Welcome. [online] Available at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/09/07/where-did-hacker-culture-come-from/#3ca4fb913362 [Accessed 29 Sep. 2017].
(Gif from) Layton, D. (2017). October – Pretentious Monthly Scrapbook 2016. [online] YouTube. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOdEG3jkQQY [Accessed 29 Sep. 2017].
Medium. (2017). The Ten Commandments of Hacker Culture – Manuel Morato – Medium. [online] Available at: https://medium.com/@ememorato/the-ten-commandments-of-hacker-culture-4e183d570eb6 [Accessed 29 Sep. 2017].