Hackers: friends or foes?

Friday, 23 July 2004, 12:26 PM EST

Or are they sad mischief-makers bent on destroying global capitalism before it destroys freedom and squashes their own individual geekiness?

The answer is neither, though both traits were on display at the gathering of hackers at the Pennsylvania Hotel in Manhattan over the weekend.

Participants of the Hope (Hackers On Planet Earth) meeting were divided between those who seemed to like an intellectual challenge and wished no harm to the target of that challenge, and those who see mischief as the great motivator.

By Stephen Evans at the BBC.

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