Many people have been misinformed about hackers. Most assume they know what a hacker is.  If you do not respect hackers then more than likely your definition of the term has been corrupted. After all if it was not for hackers there would be no internet and you could not be reading my site

????What is a hacker????

"There is a community, a shared culture, of expert programmers and networking wizards that traces its history back through decades to the first time-sharing minicomputers and the earliest ARPAnet experiments. The members of this culture originated the term `hacker'. Hackers built the Internet. Hackers made the Unix operating system what it is today. Hackers run Usenet. Hackers make the World Wide Web work. If you are part of this culture, if you have contributed to it and other people in it know who you are and call you a hacker, you're a hacker."
Eric Steven Raymond

Franklin was famous for hacking with lightning. Tesla was shunned for hacking up free electricity for the entire planet. Morse entertained himself hacking with telegraphs. Ken Thompson is a hacker. He wanted to play a game so he hacked up an operating system. Steve Wozniak, he wanted a computer, so he hacked one together. Back in the mainframe world, one who could make software do stuff, that it originally could not or did not have a function to do, by hacking up some code during a smoke break, rather than taking six months to redesign the beast. Unix is a bunch of hacks, hacked up, to hack input and output, in and out of other hacks, as hackingly as imaginable, a hacker's paradise and their legacy. The wannabe layman uses the word hacker, mostly with incompetence, and hype. Imagine a genius.. a mad scientist..., an evil mastermind....! Ooh, scary..... Interchangeable, yet even the naive aren't usually learned to call every genius an evil mastermind. Guass, Einstein, Tesla, D'vinci, King Sejong, Omar Khayyam and all the other evil masterminds our planet has been plagued with, how dare you all have existed! Hacker: We set up us the net Media: Main scream turn on AIDS: All your immune system are be hacked to us AIDS: You have no chance to survive make your time Illuminati: Move 'LEMMINGS' Illuminati: For great injustice