Hacker

4.10 Hacker approach [10]

1. “a belief that even though you may not know all of what you need to solve a problem, if you tackle just a piece of it and learn from that, you’ll learn enough to solve the next piece – and so on, until you’re done.”

–Eric S. Raymond’s How To Become A Hacker

2. “… began doing just one thing ever which he had control.”

— Stephen Covey

3. “So start small, and think about the details. Don’t think about some big picture and fancy design. If it doesn’t solve some fairly immediate need, it’s almost certainly over-designed.”

— Linus Torvalds

4. “I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.”

— Ellen Goodman

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[10] Hacker here means a highly skilled programmer, not a computer criminal.

“In academia, a “hacker” is a person who follows a spirit of playful cleverness and enjoys programming.”

– Wikipedia on Hacker (academia)

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2008.09.03 Wednesday copyright CHK^2