The word “hack” gets thrown around a lot these days. Funny enough, I was actually asked by my mother recently about it’s meaning. She said “isn’t hack a bad thing?” And of course, in the traditional sense of the word she would have been right.
Today, however, the word “hack” has taken on an entirely different connotation than its original use in the 1990s. Back in the early days of the Internet “hack” was used to describe the work of an Internet hacker gaining unauthorized access to something (financial files, government docs, etc.) I’m sure some of you may have seen that awesome Angelina Jolie movie Hackers back in day where she somehow pulls off looking drop dead gorgeous with an incredibly short haircut.