04 Dec '12, 11am

Important moment in computer science history! #KenThompson & #DennisRitchie Reinventing Future

We spend a lot of our time working on NUS Hackers. Sometimes so much that we have to fight to balance it with our schoolwork. And we do this for no co-curricular points, whatsoever. Here’s an interesting question to ask: why do we do what we do? There are two answers to the this question. The first – the simple one – is that we do it because it’s fun. Hackers take pleasure in building things. We’re no exception to this: we enjoy creating things for people to use (or really just creating things that we think are cool, and then showing them off to our peers). It’s the same sort of pleasure you get when you make a birthday present for a friend, and you see the delight spread over her face when she takes it out of the box. The more complicated answer is that we think a hacker culture is the most important element one can have in a tech community. That’s an audacious statement ...

Full article: http://nushackers.org/why/

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