Why are hackers so political?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/07/why-are-hackers-so-political.html


#2

Maybe this will explain… It’s old but it still works.

https://www.usc.edu/~douglast/202/lecture23/manifesto.html


#3

When the normal and usual forms of enfranchisement and participation in the direction of your civilization become so eroded as to be transparently fraudulent, those who can find a way to effect any sort of change will do so - even, or perhaps especially, if that change is seen as destructive to those with a vested interest in maintaining the fraud.


#4

Because fuck you, man.


#5

Here was my version 5 years ago: http://dirtyhippies.org/2011/04/09/the-geek-manifesto/


#6

There are more hackers in congress than lawyers now? I find that unlikely. Hackers may be more open, honest, and individualistic about their politics, rather than relying on shady deals and an old-boys’ network. But that doesn’t mean that other professionals are any less political.


#7

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