2011's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

By Paul McNamara, Network World |  Security, Apple, IBM

'Hacker's Manifesto' published

Also known as "The Conscience of a Hacker" this essay about early hacker culture was penned by Loyd (The Mentor) Blankenship and first appeared Jan. 8, 1986 in the ezine Phrack. An excerpt: "Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950s technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world..." It would be quoted in the 1995 movie Hackers.

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