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Why Mind Hacks?

The term “hacking” has a bad reputation in the media. They use it to refer to those who break into systems or wreak havoc with computers as their weapons. Among people who write code, though, the term “hack” refers to a “quick-and-dirty” solution to a problem, or a clever way to get something done. And the term “hacker” is taken very much as a compliment, referring to someone as being “creative,” having the technical chops to get things done. The Hacks series is an attempt to reclaim the word, document the good ways people are hacking, and pass the hacker ethic of creative participation on to the uninitiated. Seeing how others approach systems and problems is often the quickest way to learn about a new technology.


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