I had written my hacker novel, spread it's name all around, and yet hadn't really thought about what the name meant.
Kind of funny for a marketing type guy to use something 'cause it felt right, no market testing, no analysis. So I decided to write a creed for my Hacker Hero that explained it.
I have long appreciated The Apostles' Creed, but have also felt a need for a creed of my own, a personal hacker's creed:
"Without consistent ethics: Thousands of laws create theater portraying protection of the weak, while covertly rewarding the powerful.
With consistent ethics: Ten commandments are enough.
Most laws are enacted, most agencies and departments created; to legally legitimize immoral, unjust, and unethical practices.
I will pursue freedom instead. By placing people above law, freedom blesses all free people through complicit simplicity." - my creed