Values & Artifacts: DIY Hacker and Blue Collar
By Erika Goering,
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- Pride in making a device or software better than it was before.
- Exploit vulnerabilities or draw attention to flaws so they can be fixed.
- Push the limits to what technology can do.
- Open-source philosophy: Everyone should have access to view and change software (and even hardware) in the community. (Linux is a good example of this.)
- Explore the possibilities of devices and networks by infiltrating commonly-used framework. (Like phreakers, who manipulate and explore the telephone system.)
- Piracy (breaking copy protection and providing free copies of software or media to the community, with the philosophy that everything should be free and open.)
- hard drive or solid-state drive
- soldering iron (for hardware hacks)
- removable disk drive
- CD, Floppy disk (removable media)
- ethernet (cable or port)
- USB (cable or port)
- monitor (LCD? CRT??)
- serial (cable, port)
- firewire (cable, port)
- Linux install disk
- Appreciation and respect for hard work.
- Good work ethic (get things done on time, and do them well.)
- Providing for family.
- Use what you have, and make the most of it. (Be resourceful.)
- Don’t ever forget where you came from. (If you climb the corporate ladder, don’t forget that hard work and struggle made it happen.)
- hard hat
- beer cans
- country music (tangible format, like an album, tape, or CD)
- construction site
- GED, high school diploma, technical school diploma
- overalls, denim work clothes
- thick boots
- pick-up truck