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The new OMNI on the persecution of hackers

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 08:22 -- Andrew

Just a few weeks into the reboot and the new OMNI is doing its forbearer proud with insightful fiction and this great article about the persecution of hackers by Pablo Garcia.

"We need to reinvent our cultural imagination of the hacker. Being a student of history, I propose we start looking further into the annals of the past, all the way back to the Renaissance, to find our hacker forebears. Four centuries ago, information was as tightly guarded by intellectuals and their wealthy patrons as it is today. But a few episodes around 1600 confirm that the Hacker Ethic and its attendant emphasis on open-source information and a “hands-on imperative” was around long before computers hit the scene."


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