A heirarchy consisting of five levels of computer
: Any of the various people who can effectively program in more than 3 languages without referring back
to a tutorial. Also, hackers
have the capacity to access computers, but will only do it to expand the boundaries of knowledge. It is better to be considered a hacker than to consider
yourself a hacker.
2. Crackers: Not to be confused with hackers
, these people access computers and destroy the information on it, effectively damage it, or render
it useless. Crackers are considered to be low-level people of vice by hackers
their skills for evil where
they could otherwise be a hacker.
3. Programmer: Any user
who can effectively manage files
and knows at least one programming language without having to refer back
to a tutorial. Programmers may learn a system
function, graphics design, or hardware as an alternative
to a programming language. A programmer must
often know enough about a computer
to offer help
or fix it if it breaks.
: The standard user
, who is capable of using
properly and knows enough to get himself
or herself around. A user
may need help
if something should
happen to the computer
5. Newbie: A beginning user
who has had no experience with a computer
needs assistance to do the usual tasks of a computer
"Change 'document.alert()' to just plain
'alert()'. You don't need the 'document' to call the string."
"Mess with the best, die like the rest."
"I just use my computer
to type up letters or essays and I'm done."
"What's this button