Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 12:26:44 PDT
Well, to me, it just shows a lack of knowledge from the particular writer.
It's amazing how dense some of these journalists can be. I'm not on any
soap box trying to get the whole world to call anything anything, I just
find it to be irksome, as it implies ignorance. (:
On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, B.K. DeLong wrote:
> At 02:00 PM 04/20/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> >I just wish they'd quit callin script kiddies and packet kiddies hackers.
> >The word 'hackers' implies that one at least has a clue about programming,
> >IMO. I laugh when I read that "hackers" DoS sites. What was even funnier
> >was when someone stole Bill Clinton's nick on a chat site, he was called a
> >hacker! (:
> Been there, done that argument WAY too many times. Give it up....it's not
> worth trying to reclaim the word hacker....there are too many people who
> think that hacker is synonymous with "criminal computer activity." If
> anything, we've been encouraging use of the word "vandals" or "criminal."
> Because for crying out loud....that's all they are. While defacing Web
> sites may be akin to spray painting graffiti on a building, it's still
> B.K. DeLong
> Research Lead
> ZOT Group
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