Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Business schools redefine hacking to "stuff that a 7-year-old could do"

In the 1960s the term "hacking" meant smart people developing useful and innovative computer software.� In the 1990s the term meant smart evil people developing and running programs to break into computer systems and gain shell access to those systems.� Thanks to Harvard Business school the term now means "people of average IQ poking around curiously by editing URLs on public servers and seeing what comes back in the form of directory listings, etc."

Mozilla and hypocrisy

Right, but what about the experiences that Mozilla chooses to default for users like switching to  Yahoo and making that the default upon ...