Teaching Python

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Apr 20 02:06:27 CEST 2011


Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM, geremy condra <debatem1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When you say 'hacking', you mean.... ?
>
> Presumably he meant the real meaning of the word, not what the press
> made up and ran with.

To be fair, the press already had its own pejorative meaning of “hack”
before the engineering and computing term, so the association was
probably inevitable.

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