A book version of the A hacker manifesto of McKenzie Wark has been published recently. The latest online version (5.1) can be found here as html and as pdf here. First monday published an interview, which partly has been conducted, because of this official publishing. To explore the term of ‘hacking’ they link back to an elder text of Gisle Hannemyr on first monday entitled “Technology and Pleasure: Considering Hacking Constructive”:
… to lead over to McKenzie’s recent remarks:
I argue that the term “hackers,” in the broad sense, includes anyone who is a custodian of the virtual, anyone who works on charting the virtual and bringing things into existence, ranging from science to poetry. I think all of us who try to live up to that goal have a shared sense that it is – or can be – a good thing.