In my lifetime I’ve known three meanings of the word “hack”: to go at something with a sharp implement; to (criminally) break into computing resources that you shouldn’t; and to botch a bit of programming to get it working, or just to see whether something might do.
None of those definitions are particularly positive.
Led by the new belief that everyone needs to code for the future of humanity (for me as relevant as everyone needing to be able to strip down the clutch mechanism of a car), it’s now become a positive term. Let’s organise a hackathon to growth hack our culture, man!
Have we really become so shallow that we refuse to address any change unless it can be delivered instantly? Is everything just about tweaking, making minor adjustments?
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