“This is our world now. The world of the electron and the switch; the beauty of the baud. We exist without nationality, skin color, or religious bias. You wage wars, murder, cheat, lie to us and try to make us believe it’s for our own good, yet we’re the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto.” Huh? Right? Manifesto? “You may stop me, but you can’t stop us all.”
— Agent Bob
“What hackers do is figure out technology and experiment with it in ways many people never imagined. They also have a strong desire to share this information with others and to explain it to people whose only qualification may be the desire to learn.”
— Emmanuel Goldstein
“We worried for decades about WMDs – Weapons of Mass Destruction. Now it is time to worry about a new kind of WMDs – Weapons of Mass Disruption.”
— John Mariotti
May 13, 1995, that’s when the Internet started for me.
Dusted off a Compaq Deskpro tower and installed Red Hat Linux on it. At the time, Linux had all the tools to take advantage of this new thing dubbed the Information Super Highway.
Microsoft Windows has been playing catch up ever since and tried in vain to kill the Linux momentum, but failed miserably. Today the Internet runs Linux, as do many of the gadgets we use on a daily basis.
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
— Bill Gates
We can’t agree
The boat starts to rock
I complain when it rains
And you when it’s hot
What was black is white
What was day is night
And what is is not