Hacker VS Programmer


1. A hacker beats the system.
A programmer maintains the system.

2. A hacker is trying to get in.
A programmer is trying to stop things getting in.

3. A hacker does things because he believes in them.
A programmer does what he is supposed to.

4. A hacker changes the way things are.
A programmer tries to keep the status quo.

5. A hacker is agile.
A programmer is a small cog in a big slow machine.

6. A hacker has many points of attack.
A programmer has one job.

7. A hacker has to be fast.
A programmer doesn’t.

8. A hacker is self-reliant.
A programmer relies on others.

9. A hacker finds paths that don’t exist.
A programmer guards the old ones that already do.

10. A hacker is about being interesting.
A programmer is about being perfect.



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