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  • and how the word existed long before computers

    Before computers, hack was an adjective applied to junk writers and their output. A hack was a writer who cared little for the craft of writing, but simply put words on paper to get a salary, writing for newspapers, magazines, or "the pulps".

    Computer hackers totally changed this meaning for their use, but the rest of the world never really noticed and continue to use a meaning that is related to the original meaning (but more negative) when they apply it to

  • Even if the word "hacking" did mean what he thought it meant, what's wrong with the shirt? Were you actually "hacking," in his sense? Does corporate policy prohibit "hacking," or does it prohibit wearing shirts they say certain things?

    My company prohibits T-shirts period except on Fridays for people in non-customer facing positions, and even then you can only wear a company logo shirt or one from one of our vendors.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers