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Offline Yorkshire

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What does "geekhack" mean?
« on: Fri, 27 September 2013, 23:41:52 »
Just curious how the name "geekhack" came to be for a keyboard enthusiast site.

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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 27 September 2013, 23:44:57 »
http://deskthority.net/wiki/Geekhack

"The domain name came from the two groups I perceived as caring the most about quality keyboards, techies (geeks) and writers (hacks)."
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Offline Yorkshire

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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 27 September 2013, 23:46:03 »
Oh cool, thanks.

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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 28 September 2013, 01:20:39 »
It's an open invitation for hackers to attempt to shutdown the site.

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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 28 September 2013, 03:52:02 »
From the man himself: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47416.msg1011580#msg1011580

Can't get any more authoritative than that! :)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 28 September 2013, 04:52:44 »
It's an open invitation for hackers to attempt to shutdown the site.


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Re: What does "geekhack" mean?
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 28 September 2013, 05:46:23 »
It's an open invitation for hackers to attempt to shutdown the site.



Also a great way to get wannabe hackers into our IRC channel.







Seriously, the topic is right there.