Concerning Hackers Who Break into Computer Systems
Dorothy E. Denning ( Washed Up Columnist )
Digital Equipment Corp., Systems Research Center
130 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
To be presented at the 13th National Computer Security Conference, Washington, D.C., Oct. 1-4.
A diffuse group of people often called ``hackers'' has been characterized as unethical, irresponsible, and a serious danger to society for actions related to breaking into computer systems. This paper attempts to construct a picture of hackers, their concerns, and the discourse in which hacking takes place. My initial findings suggest that hackers are learners and explorers who want to help rather than cause damage, and who often have very high standards of behavior. My findings also suggest that the discourse surrounding hacking belongs at the very least to the gray areas between larger conflicts that we are experiencing at every level of society and business in an information age where many are not computer literate. These conflicts are between the idea that information cannot be owned and the idea that it can, and between law enforcement and the First and Fourth Amendments. Hackers have raised serious issues about values and practices in an information society. Based on my findings, I recommend that we work closely with hackers, and suggest several actions that might be taken.
Say what? Is it my turn to ramble???
October 17th 2000 at 4:41 PM
I'm reading some articles that actually slander the word "hacking" and the ethics. They question the morality, the intelligence, the cunning witt that is involved. They question the pro's and cons.
This disturbs me becuase why? uuuhhh, she questioned over 3 hackers.
I think people should research before they open their mouth(s). You can't get a majority decision based from "3" hackers.
I can compare "hacking" and create simile's for you to understand me.
It just seems some of the articles are trying to describe teh "Martha Walters Everything is perfect typed Society". I would love to take out my PCI card and profusely beat her ove the head, of course, they wuoldn't allow that. Nor would they begin to understand the world of hacking if they keep thinking it's some sort of darkside in society, comparing it to satanism. Like we're BLACK SHEEP. They're afraid of people like us. People that would take a stand against the self righteous beauracy that plagues the US today. Call me Susan and slap a Blonde sticker on my forehead, but i think someone needs to seriously research properly, take polls, then post there ideas/thoughts/facism/bigomy on the fucking internet ( insert middle finger here). I seriously wouldn't stand for the stupidity. I've emailed her my thoughts, a semi paragraph that i hope they publish in their little -webpage-. Their webpage should be renamed a ficitious world of their own. Reality Check people. I hate reiterating my feelings, thats why i wanted to create the Web page and a freaking web board. For now, you will listen to me through other web boards and tenacious whining on my part! Then when i become president of the United Socialist States, you'll hear me then. Aren't hackers indigenous people too? Why do they make them out to be criminals, dogs of the world, black sheep? Why are they classified as different? My feelings from their article; very much diverse. Who's the voice of reason on thier behalf? Some writer from the washington post/times, canceled paper that was bumped?? So now they plague the internet with their idiocy? come on!
The False publications of the world ( libel ).
Dorothy E. Denning should be slapped and hated by all Mankind!