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Sunday, June 24, 2007

What Next for Hackers

Seems to me hackers, also known as "those who tinker", have generally been the fore-runners of the great technological breakthroughs, advances, and what not. I'm sure the inventor of the wheel was just tinkering with a stone or log or something. People played with fire and now we've got pyro-technics.

The term, hacking, has been fixed to computers and programming now so firmly that I think people automatically think computer geek when they hear that word. But whatever, people who tinker with anything over time are hackers.

The PC has been here a pretty long while now and the internet is past it's fledgling phase. It's easy to see where the industry has been for the last 20 years, but I wonder if it can be any indication for where it may be going? I recently re-lit the idea of what can be next in the way of technological breakthrough. Would we even know it if it was upon us right now, just not getting any play on the adverts?

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