Untitled Essay Research Paper
A hacker is a person obsessed with computers.
At the heart of the obsession is a drive master the
computer. The classic hacker was simply a
compulsive programmer. It is only recently that the
term hacker became associated with the computerized
Great description of Hackers:
Bright young men of disheveled apperance Often with
sunken glowing eyes.Seen sitting at computer
consoles their arms tense and waitingTo fire their
fingers which are already posed to strike at the
buttons and keys on which their attention seems to
dice.They work until they nearly drop twenty or
thirty hours at a time if possible.They sleep on
cots near the computer but only a few hours-then
back to the console or printouts.Their crumpled
clothes their unwashed unsheven faces and
uncombed hair testify that they are oblivious to
their bodies and to the word in which they move.
They exist at least when so gaged only through
and for the computers.
The majority of hackers are mostly young men
often teenagers who have found within the computer
world something into which they can mold their
-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.