Sanctuary4Gamers.com talk about why there is nothing actually wrong with hackers, or hacking!
Agreed,especially when the hackers despise Microsoft
The only time I think it's bad is when people use it to harm the industry illegally sharing content. To me hacking or modding a product to enhance it's capabilities doesn't seem all that bad as long as it isn't abused. Ex. Hacking a drive to read read all copy protected disk isn't harmful if it's used for personal backup. If the drive is hacked/cracked and used to mass produce copies for all your buddies it is. Hackers enhance products for fun and entertainment. Their goal is to improve things. Crackers break into secure software or hardware for illegal uses or personal gain. The real problem is getting everyone to understand the difference between the two.
That's the point of the article, to try and get people to look at the difference between the two aspects of programming.
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