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Zen and the art of hacking

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(idea)  by 18thCandidate Wed Feb 12 2003 at 0:12:11


The “art” of hacking is not just a description of how to program effectively. Rather, it is a description of a philosophy that one can apply to one’s life. It involves the application of several perspectives and attitudes to your everyday life; you can cultivate theseattitudes and perspectives through application of several techniques and actions in your daily life.

What is “Hacking”?
Most people mis-define hacking in a multitude of ways, or define it much more specifically than the term actually represents. Here is a proper definition of hacking:

hacking: The art or techique of manipulation of the inner workings of a task of any type, going hand-in-hand with problem solving.

In other words, hacking is the ability to discernconsider, and utilize the inner workings of anything in the quest to solve new and interesting problems. Many people apply this to computers specifically; this is because there are a great number of interesting problems to solve.

Hacking is not cracking; it has nothing to do with illegal entry into protected systems.
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June 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

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