[Chugalug] [OT] Label yourself a 'Hacker', self-incriminate

Mike Harrison cluon at geeklabs.com
Thu Oct 24 10:44:20 UTC 2013


On Tue, 22 Oct 2013, James Nylen wrote:

> So we need a new word.
> Tinker, maker, geek, ...?

"Mad Scientist" - Bad connotations

"Inventor" - Future Patent Trawler

"Tinker" - Tin pots and pans?

"Geek" - I get asked about my connections to GeekSquad.. I hate them.
No, I won't fix your Windows computer.

"Wonk" - Old school knowledge (know=wonk), old engineers.. know it alls..

"Hacker" - Before the movie "Hackers" (wasn't Angelina cute then...) it 
was a person that hacked at a problem until the solved it.


I'm thinking of aiming for "Do-er.." as in "I Do Things".



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