let's compile interesting definitions of the word !

here's one - via @rusty quoting @SDF's website:

"HACKING is an education process of working through a problem with limited knowledge to arrive at a solution which improves the individual's understanding of the problem."


from wikipedia, where "hacker definition controversy" redirects to "hacker" which is then defined as:

"any skilled computer expert that uses their technical knowledge to overcome a problem."

hopefully this won't qualify as an interesting definition after a more thorough search.

jargon file appendix a:

" might be characterized as ‘an appropriate application of ingenuity’. whether the result is a quick-and-dirty patchwork job or a carefully crafted work of art, you have to admire the cleverness that went into it."

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