Alex Resenthal

The Secret Lives of Hackers

Which of these people is most like a hacker? A Burglar? A vandal? An inventor? Or a spy? The answer completely depends on whom you ask, because the word “hacker” has taken on all of these meanings, and more, over the years. But it’s the wrong question. It’s like asking, is a chisel something you use to break into safes, to deface buildings, or to carve statues? No, the questions