I'm going to need you guys to not laugh, ok? I think I might have picked my current major of Computer Science because of Hackers. Sure, that sounds like the kind of life decision one might not want to leave to some mid-90s movie. But if one were going to do such a goofy thing, one could do worse than Hackers.
First and most pimportantly, the technology was so fascinatingly fabulous that it makes anything I can currently make a computer do look like a monkey with a stick did it.
Sure, it's unrealistic. But it's so purdy!
Secondly, how cool are hackers themselves?
Really fucking cool, that's how cool.
Thirdly, there is a sense of humor and insiderness that I simply must be a part of.
And finally? The nicknames.
I'm a sucker for a good nickname. Some of my ladies on twitter are currently calling me Cajun Spice (for no good reason that I can see, but that's not really the point, now is it?), and I'm accepting suggestions for a good hacker nickname.
So, Hackers, thank you. Thank you for shaping my life. And for being unrealistic, funny, and full of hot people.
Hack the Planet, y'all.