The Conscience of a HackerThe following was written shortly after my arrest...The Conscience of a Hacker10 years ago in Philosophical
\/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/
Written on January 8, 1986
Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...
Damn kids. They're all alike.
But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?
I am a hacker, enter my world...
Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...
Damn underachiever. They're all alike.
I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."
Damn kid. Probably copied it. They'r
HackerHacker:Hacker8 years ago in General Fiction
We live in a day and age where you can be who you want to be, and live how you want to live. We have a choice of skin deep masks to wear, to cover our flaws and become who we really want. You can, in a sense, reinvent yourself, simply by wearing that mask. But sometimes, the mask is more than skin deep. Sometimes it takes over.
You can call me Kit. My real name is of no importance. Where I live is not important, either. I live and breathe computers. I spend 95% of my time in my basement, and the only light comes from a small window in the upper left corner of the cold cement room. I do not leave my desk other than to drink, eat, or release what was previously consumed. I am not anti-social because I have to escape the bullying, although I was bullied when I was younger. I am anti-social because it is my job. I am a hacker for hire. I am the best in the country.
I am not your brothers friend from down the street. I have NEVER failed a client. I am