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Q&A: Adrian Lamo, the hacker philosopher
Q: How did you get started hacking?I was around computers as a very young child. I had a Commodore 64 when I was like 6 or so. And my first interest in seeing how things worked behind the scenes wasn't all about technology necessarily, and my interest in what you might call hacking isn't really primarily about technology...It's not sexy when I'm exploring less obvious aspects of the world that don't involve multibillion-dollar corporations. There's a certain amount of tunnel vision there.
(It was) just because I wanted to know and was fascinated by the fact that it was another layer that I, as a very young student never saw. I could totally tell you a story about some epiphany I had working with computers as a kid and it might even be true in some respects, but it wouldn't be the story.
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