I have an aversion to the term “hacker,” but this is a great piece. Among the advice:
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I actually was quite inspired by Sean’s adept definition of the word “hacker,” which synched pretty nicely with the way I defined the hacker ethic, way before there was a “hacker elite.” (Or if there was was a hacker elite, money had nothing to do with it.) No doubt the word has gone through a pretty tumultuous lexigraphical hazing over the years but I think it’s done nicely considering. Sorry to hear you have issues with it!

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