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Re: CHAT: Conlanging has the Hacker nature? (was Re: CHAT: music // was Leaf script)

From:Mark P. Line <mark@...>
Date:Sunday, August 29, 2004, 21:00
Paul Bennett said:
> > Interestingly, you've nailed the much more verbose description by Eric S > Raymond of what makes a truly great computer programmer/hacker. Also > listed among the traits are a tendency to be more liberal in sexual > attitudes,
> a disregard for rules that get in the way of doing fun work,
> a love of spicy food,
Yes. Designing, preparing and eating.
> an interest in the martial arts,
> an appreciation of word-play,
Word-play? Me?
> and a feeling that the line between work and play can be blurry.
You mean this list isn't work for everybody like it is for me?
> I wonder how many of ESR's "hacker" traits tend to bleed over into > conlangers?
I was a linguist who needed a paying job so he realized his true hacker nature and made a lot of money and then went back to linguistics and is now a hacker linguist, hacking science and software with language and hacking language with science and software. *shrug* -- Mark