Grant Barrett gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Mon Jan 31 12:32:37 UTC 2000

On Monday, January 31, 2000, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
     "I think we have the most comprehensive book on everything under the
sun--including the sun," says Claude V. Dunnagan, newspaperman and
self-described hacker.  "There's nothing else like it in the world."

Yeah, I always liked the journalist/writer version of the word "hacker" and the more
usual noun version, "hack." It's a shame. I can't use it anymore to describe the
kind of writing my classmates do and the kind of editing some of my instructors do.
Everyone, of course, thinks of the computing term.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at

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