Re: R@ Fluffy Bunny (was: e: We need a better term than "hacking")
I would argue that the term "hacker" originates from the world of telecoms/IT. MIT students used to "hack" the telephone lines using a computer to test the PBX lines for available dial tones and successfully managing to re-route the call charges to third parties.
"Hackers" are people who know how to take apart systems, from hardware to firmware to running code, and then put it back together again so it works properly/better. They are the people who gave us modern computing"
I am not sure that the electronics engineers at IBM,Intel,Motorola etc would agree with that phrase