MC's Journal

Local newspaper writes about hacker/maker culture

Local newspaper Sydsvenskan writes about the hacker culture in a recent article (in Swedish). I was interviewed over a cup of coffee for the article.

It's a nice change that, for once, the difference between hacker and crackers is highlighted. My only gripe about the article is that the journalist exaggerates quite a bit when he says that I have more than 30 years of experience with the hacker culture!

I mentioned to him that I first programmed a computer in 1981 and I guess he took 1981 as the starting point of my hacker career. I wouldn't say that a nine-year-old typing BASIC into his cousin's Sinclair ZX81 is a member of the hacker culture just like that, but there you go.