What is A Hacker

So many miss-conceptions have been popularized in the press and elsewhere of what a hacker might be that we need ot take back the definition. As ESR has defined in his How to Become a Hacker essay. hacking is not about hardware or software but one of a core set of attitudes and actions.

Basically, it boils down to:

1. Solving a problem.

2. Sharing a solution

3  Valuing competence over attitude.

If you look at several professions or arts closely you see signs of hacking.