Learners as hackers

My son sent me this link to The Hacker Manifesto (1986):

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.

There is also a reference to the definition of a hacker. I like this one:

One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations.

Those who have chosen the red pill already see the absurdity of many of our hierarchies and structures. As parents and educators, we should help all learners become good hackers.

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