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Hacker

A person who infiltrates a computer system, usually in order to gather information. A hacker finds a way past the system's protocols. Some hackers do this simply for the thrill, though many others hack for nefarious purposes. For example, a hacker may be hired by a company or government to conduct espionage on a competitor or enemy. Other hackers freelance in order to find things like credit card numbers to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. However, the word is not always used in a negative context.
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Reasons why techies might not apply for work included a lack of interest in a company's products or goals and a negative reputation, though again there were regional differences.
Early on, Consolmagno makes it clear that his treatise should not be seen as a kind of proof for God's existence; rather he wants to show that it is rational for a techie to believe in Jesus.
Well stated in your July Viewpoint ("Techies gone wild").
With such techie tools in play, the University of Utah has been able to cut its printing costs by about $4,500 (those printed materials also inundated students with so much information that they would just ignore it, Paulus says).
Errol Porter is an out-of-work techie who has turned to pottery to pass the time and heal from career misfortune and his wife's infidelity with his friend Thomas.
"Podcasting" is the new techie buzzword, and everyone's doing it.
In addition to his accomplishments and books and articles published, I was taken by the section, "Names in my Rolodex." I'm not a techie, but even I recognized Bill Gates, Patricia Seybold, and Esther Dyson.
A blog isn't just a techie's online diary; it's a way for people to share a slice of their life--from corporate executives to homemakers.
The story features lots of techie types, security people, Utopia employees, Utopia goers, and well described rides that sound like great fun if :hey work right.
We then follow Tweedy on a solo acoustic tour, witness a Wilco sound check, and return to Chicago for the final mixdown of YHF, where simmering tensions flare between Tweedy and co-songwriter/producer Jay Bennett, who as resident techie is in charge of mixing the record.
Lee's article seems to overlook the most viable solution for Internet companies - a combination of a marketer at the storefront, with a techie in the back.