Hacker Ethic

The Hacker Ethic by Pekka Himanen (with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells)


Linus' Law: all our motivations can be categorized as... survival, social life, or entertainment. (A slightly different grouping than Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs.)

Plato: "No free person should learn anything like a slave." (Education)

Ed Andrew: Incapacity for Leisure is a "spillover effect" (Side Effect) of externally managed work. (vs true Free Agent)

The 7 habits/virtues of the Personal Development (Self Improvement) (Ben Franklin, BoBos) model, shared also by the not-quite-NewEconomy...

  • determinacy, goal orientation

  • optimality, focused use of time toward achieving goals

  • flexibility

  • stability - steady progress

  • industry, Hard Work

  • money, economy

  • result accountability

The 7 values of the Hacker Ethic

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