To Hack or Not to Hack

So, this is not a new idea. It's been around forever and has given us perfectly useful terms like "jury rig," "kludge," and "quick and dirty." It's called "poverty" and "diminished standards of living" and yes, Virginia, they really do exist and they're more than likely coming to your house within the next couple of generations. But no, that's not a good thing.

Fucking nerds.


I think Bruce Sterling once

I think Bruce Sterling once referred to this as "favela thinking". As in, behaving as if you live in a shantytown and have to build everything yourself. Not actually the best scenario.