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Unformatted text preview: They exist, at least when so gaged, only through and for the computers. a The majority of hackers are mostly young men, often teenagers who have found within the computer world, something into which they can mold their desires. Another definition-a person totally engrossed in computer programming and computer technology. In the 1980s, with the advent of personal computers and dial-up computer networks, hacker acquired a pejorative connotation, often referring to someone who secretively invades others' computers, inspecting or tampering with the programs or data stored on them. (More accurately, though, such a person would be called a "cracker.") Hacker also means someone who, beyond mere programming, likes to take apart operating systems and programs to see what makes them tick t t...
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '09 term at Harvard.
- Spring '09