Hack - show we use a different term?
andrew-li at black1.org.uk
Mon Jul 23 12:46:56 BST 2007
Robert Rothenberg wrote:
> Surgeons don't worry about educating the general public about their
> particular jargon. Nor do mechanics, lawyers, train conductors, etc....
> So why do some people in the IT industry have this need to use jargon that
> they *know* most non-IT people misunderstand, and then want to enlighten
> people who couldn't be arsed about it?
Because the dividing line between IT and non-IT is less clear cut than
between surgeons and non-surgeons. There are a lot of not-very-IT
people around who think they know more than they do.
I agree with the original assertion that the term Hack has become
tainted and should be avoided.
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