Is teenage hacker culture alive out there?
June 14, 2010 8:53 AM Subscribe
What are the cool technologies that kids on the fringes are playing with these days?
posted by TheOtherSide to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Back when I was a teenager (c. 1991), we loved hacker culture. We would read 2600 zines. We would hack around with phone systems and telnet. We loved the WELL. We played MUDs. We exchanged files and esoteric knowledge on BBSs. We chatted on IRC.
Over the next 20 years, all of that technology became mainstream. Now the average person uses email and google and plays online games and chats on facebook and downloads files through torrents.
So, what are the kids on the edges of technology playing with these days? What are they doing today that the mainstream will be doing in 20 years? Are they hacking genomes? Building windmills? Creating bio-fuels?