Hackers, in fiction, are the trickster-gods of the realm of computing. They go where they’re not supposed to, steal anything that isn’t nailed down (or rather, written down in ink on parchment with a quill plucked from a white goose), and boast about it.

Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archives [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

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