"This is our world now… the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn’t run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore… and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge… and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias… and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and 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. My crime is
that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me”
http://phrack.org/issues/7/3.html - The Conscience of a Hacker by The Mentor
The world is about allowing all with great ideas have enough room to fly. Not all hackers are nefarious. Companies and individuals need to let the smart people do what they feel is right instead of being scared…
HACKERS (the movie™) put this in the movie, read aloud by one of the cops being like whaaa. i was so about this as a preteen blading headbanger wannabe hacker. omg.(via cyborgmemoirs)