Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday August 24, 2011

When Hackers Become "The Man"

It is funny the difference a decade or two can make. All the big time hackers from "back in the day" are all working for the man now. I'm sure that has something to do with the fact that you don't get arrested as much and "the man" pays better. wink

In the early years, DefCon founder Jeff Moss used to say "if you're 20 and you're working for The Man, you're a loser," Richard Thieme, author of "Mind Games" and a professional speaker, recounted in his DefCon talk this year and in an interview with CNET afterward. "Ten years ago, Moss said 'if you're 30 and you\'re not working for The Man, you\'re a loser.' And now he agreed that at 40 he is The Man.'"