Hackers stumble toward legitimacy

    Date21 Jul 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4449
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Controlled chaos broke out at Hope 2000, a gathering loosely defined as a "hacker convention." The meeting was a social stew consisting of thousands of geeks, social cast offs, media, law enforcement, digital underground celebrities, used-to-be's and wannabes, all tossed into . . . Controlled chaos broke out at Hope 2000, a gathering loosely defined as a "hacker convention." The meeting was a social stew consisting of thousands of geeks, social cast offs, media, law enforcement, digital underground celebrities, used-to-be's and wannabes, all tossed into the equally seedy and fraying surroundings of the past-its-prime Pennsylvania Hotel. The H2K attendees didn't realize it at first, but a spontaneous outbreak of conscience was spreading, virally, among them.
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