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Bachelor of Science (BS)
Philip L. Frana
The purpose of this study is to examine the historical tendencies and characteristics of hackers to create a holistic definition of what it means to be a hacker. By analyzing the contents of the “Hacker Classics” list, it was determined that there is not a single, all-encompassing definition of what it means to be a hacker. Although there are common motivations and ideologies shared between many hackers, the definition of “hacker” continues to change as time and technology does.
Franklin, Paige; Adams, Ryan; and Henry, Caroline, "What the hack is a hacker?" (2019). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 671.