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.