Recently the word "hacking" and "hacker" started to appear in internet media more and more.
Is it related to some virus/worm epidemic or somebody hacking pentagon once again? The answer surprisingly enough is "NO"!
With the rise of Web 2.0 and appearance of things like blogs, and other types of freely available way of expressing yourself on the internet, the meaning of the work "hacker" began to change. It started to redefine itself from the negative image that media gives it into something new, or maybe we've already seen that good old new?
Originally the word "hacker" meant somebody who likes to find new innovative ways to use existing technologies that these things were not meant to do by their creator/manufacturer.
That sounds awfully familiar. Right now we hear more and more of the hackers that figure out new ways to use gadgets, computer programs and pretty much anything around us that they can get their hands on. But they don't do it to harm the almighty "Big Brother" or to start a nuclear war with one phone call. No, they do it because they are interested in how things are working and what will happen if they push these three buttons together, or maybe one by one.
The world is finally waking up from an informational oppression by ruling parties. We finally have a right to be vocal and have the whole world that IS listening and waiting for our scream, whisper or maybe it's just a wink. Finally we can set definitions right instead of believing in everything that the big talking box [TV] tells us.
I love Internet and think it's one of the greatest inventions ever made that could stand side by side with Newton's Gravity and Einstein's Relativity and hold its head straight and high!